The Big Dry Arm Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve March Morning on the Platte River After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
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Planning Resources

Climate change | Glossary | Landscape conservation | Planning career | Planning procedures | Plants and animals | State plans | Supplemental reports | Writing | Open / close all

Planners search far and wide for resources that may be important to our planning efforts. The below links are resources we commonly use.


Climate change »

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Big Sky carbon atlas (Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Project)
Climate change (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Conservation in a changing climate
Global change (U.S. Global Change Research Program)


Glossary »

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The glossary defines terms that planners commonly use and that you will read in this Web site.

We have tried to reduce the abbreviations in this Web site. Find the few that we do use in the glossary.


Landscape conservation »


Planning career »


Planning procedures »


Plants and animals »


State plans »


Supplemental reports »


Writing »

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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (GrammarBook.com)
The OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)
Plain language (PlainLanguage.gov)
Quick tips to help you write more clearly (PlainLanguage.gov)
Writing Refuge Management Goals and Objectives (1 MB PDF)


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