Effects of climatic variability and change on forest ecosystems
Effects of climatic variability and change on forest ecosystems : a comprehensive science synthesis for the U.S. forest sector. Portland, OR : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 2012. 265 p.
Call number: A 13.88:PNW-GTR-870 Also available online.
“This report is a scientific assessment of the current condition and likely future condition of forest resources in the United States relative to climatic variability and change. It serves as the U.S. Forest Service forest sector technical report for the National Climate Assessment and includes descriptions of key regional issues and examples of a risk-based framework for assessing climate-change effects.”- Abstract
Opportunities for outdoor recreation on public lands
Opportunities for outdoor recreation on public lands. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources U.S. House of Representatives.
Call number Y4.r 31/3:112-44 Also available online
Don’t judge a book by its cover! Many of the published hearings we receive are full of interesting information. The testimony in this hearing deals with off road vehicles with arguments for more access and arguments against. Testimony by Russ Ehnes focuses on OHV used in Montana.
Akenson, Jim, Executive Director, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Amador, Donald, Blue Ribbon Coalition
Bacon, Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Inc
Crimmins, Thomas, Lead Spokesman, Professionals for Managed Recreation
Ehnes, Russ, Executive Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
Jones, Scott, Board of Directors, Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Lepley, Dick, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association
Umphress, Karen, Board Member, Minnesota Motorized Trails Coalition and the Coalition of Recreational Trail Users
Intelligence Revolution 1960
Intelligence Revolution 1960: Retrieving the Corona Imagery that Helped Win the Cold War. 2012. 240p. Defense Dept., National Reconnaissance Office.
Call number: D 1.2:IN 8/16
“This book is a collection of first-person stories from the ‘Cold War warriors’ who were in the ‘high-tech trenches’ of space reconnaissance in the 1950’s and 1960’s. These are the people who developed the Corona film-return photoreconnaissance systems and brought back the secrets that helped win the Cold War” –From preface by Ingard Clausen.
CORONA was the nation's first photo reconnaissance satellites, operating from August 1960 until May 1972. The program was declassified at the request of the Central Intelligence Agency in February 1995. The Index of the Declassified CORONA, ARGON, and LANYARD Records are available.
War, Will and Warlords
War, Will, and Warlords; Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2011, by Robert M. Cassidy. Marine Corps U. Press. 2012
Call Number D 214.2:W 19/3 Also available online
From the back cover:
“War, Will, and Warlords: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2011 compares the reasons for and the responses to the insurgencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan since October 2001. Taliban insurgencies in both countries have grown in strength during this period, though the United States and its partners have dedicated significant amounts of time and effort to stabilize the region. Pakistan and Afghanistan represent the epicenter in this long war because machinations in these two countries led to the emergence of the first Taliban neo-emirate with Pakistan’s support. The Taliban consequently harbored al-Qaeda before and during the September 2001 attacks on the United States. Al-Qaeda and affiliated armed groups now benefit from sanctuary across the border in Pakistan. The border regions between Afghanistan and Pakistan— known as the Pashtun Belt—are inexorably linked to the future stability of South Asia and to the security of the United States. This book lies at the intersection of international security studies, military strategy, and the operational art of counterinsurgency and offers general policy and strategy prescriptions for bringing durable stability to this vital region.”
Forest Pest Insects
Forest Pest Insects in North America: A Photographic Guide, FHTET-2012-02, September 2013.
Call number: A13.110/18:2012-02 Online version
Can’t tell the difference between a spittlebug and a woolly adelgid? Don’t know why the tops of your pine trees are dying? Wondering what that thing is on your willow tree? This book, intended for foresters and others who work with trees, is full of photos of the 190 insects listed to aid in identification of pest insects including images of damage to wood, leaves, branches, bark and fruit.
Women of Color
Facts cannot completely describe the challenges faced by working women. But facts are important in painting a picture of the lives of working women and informing policies and actions needed. These fact sheets provide a picture of Black, Hispanic, and Asian working women in the United States in the following areas:
•women’s contribution to family income;
•unemployment and the effects of the recession;
•families in poverty;
•educational attainment and likelihood of unemployment;
•the impact of educational attainment on women’s pay;
•occupational distribution and impact on pay;
•the wage gap between men and women;
•the real cost of the wage gap; and
•the impact of the gender wage gap on the retirement income of older women.
Allan, Chris. Arctic Citadel: A History of Exploration in the Brooks Range Region of Northern Alaska. U.S. Department of the Interior. 2013. 210pg.
Call number: I 29.2:AR 2/29
“The Brooks Range, stretching 600 miles across northern Alaska, remained the last great uncharted tract of land in the United States long after the rest of the nation had been surveyed, studied, tamed and trodden.”- Introduction
This is a beautiful book filled with historic maps, photos and images of the rugged, expansive beauty of a place when the presence of man seems so insignificant. This book looks at this history of exploration and includes accounts of individuals, explores their motivation and the role of the Native People of Alaska in the mapping of the area. The time period covers early European explorers, including Franklin’s 1826 expedition, to Bob Marshall’s mapping and conservation efforts in the 1930’s. This is a great book for those interested in the history of exploration, Alaska, and National Parks.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion,” Gettysburg was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties.
The photo is by Buddy Secor and was featured on the Department of the Interior's Tumbler page America's Great Outdoors.
NSA Declassified Documents
The recently declassified Section 501 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) documents have been posted on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence site (ODNI). These documents include: orders and opinions of the Foreign Surveillance Court; reports to Congress; other reports; training slides and other internal documents.
More information about this as well as links to the documents can be found on the ODNI site http://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/191-press-releases-2013/964-dni-clapper-declassifies-additional-intelligence-community-documents-regarding-collection-under-section-501-of-the-foreign-intelligence-surveillance-act-nov
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made an audio book available for the first time on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the cataloging record for the audio book is now available via PURL in an .mp3 file format through the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP).
- Title: Getting to Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-2004
- SuDocs Class Number: PREX 3.17:B 76/2
- Item Number: 0856-A-12
- CGP system number: 000912467
- PURL: http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo41277
Hummingbird’s Squash. By Terry Lofton, Ill. Patrick Rolo, Based on the original Eagle Books characters by Georgia Perez. Native Diabetes Wellness Program, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. 2013. p. 394.
Call number: HE 20.7002:H 88/4
This young adult book is part of the Eagle Book Series “an award-winning series of books aimed to teach children to combine modern nutrition with traditional values and themes to promote healthy living and reduce diabetes”(GPO). The book has many beautiful illustrations by Native artist Patrick Rolo (Bad River Band of Ojibwe, Wisconsin).
“In Hummingbird’s Squash, our young heroes continue their adventures under the watchful eye of Sky Heart, the Eagle. In this story, Hummingbird pursues an ambitious plan to grow healthy food that will help the community prevent type 2 diabetes. Little does she know that Coyote is leading her, Rain, Boomer, Simon and her new “sister” Arianna, on a path of knowledge that reveals what it means to embrace all of one’s relatives and honor the wisdom of ancestors”- Inside cover.
The Chancellorsville Campaign
United States Army Center of Military History. 2013
Call Number: D 114.2:C 49/2 Also available online.
“The battle of Chancellorsville, fought in the spring of 1863 in newly appointed commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, against a significantly smaller but well-led Confederate force under General Robert E. Lee. Hooker had refit and reorganized his 130,000 men into a potent fighting force over the winter following the Union Army of the Potomac’s bloody defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862, under Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. After Hooker had replaced Burnside, he developed a plan to hold Lee’s 60,000 ill-supplied Confederates at Fredericksburg with a small part of the Army of the Potomac, and march most of his troops in a wide flanking maneuver to the west to attack Lee’s flank and rear. Hooker hoped this daring move would either crush Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia or force it to retreat toward Richmond, Virginia. Either way, he anticipated a glorious victory for his Federals over the fabled Confederate commander.”- The Chancellorsville Campaign pg.7
Civic Art, A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Civic Art, A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Thomas E. Luebke ed. Commission of Fine Arts. 2013. 626pg. 424 color & 495 black-and-white illus.
Call Number: FA 1.2:C 49
“From an incomplete composition of brick buildings and informal gardens into an ordered landscape of white classical temples, the image of Washington, D.C., was transformed by visionary planning and herculean implementation in response to the political and artistic movements of the early twentieth century. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts was created by Congress in 1910 as an independent design review agency to guide the ongoing work of representing national ideals in the design of the capital city.
This comprehensive history explores the evolving role of the Commission of Fine Arts in the context of the artistic, social, and political circumstances that fostered the commission's creation and the subsequent trends that have informed its decisions. As design philosophies and styles changed over the century, the commission also shifted its emphasis—from Beaux-Arts architecture and planning principles to the modernist pragmatism of midcentury, the urban redevelopment and historicist trends of the late twentieth century, and to the contemporary era characterized by issues of security, sustainability, and information technology. Organized chronologically by the periods of the commission's leadership, this illustrated book includes original essays by William B. Bushong, Arleyn Levee, Zachary Schrag, Pamela Scott, Carroll William Westfall, and Richard Guy Wilson.”- CFA.gov
YouTube video on Civic Art 1:9:02
Carol Reardon. The Gettysburg campaign : June-July 1863. Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2013. 63 pages : illustrations, maps.
Call number: D 114.2:G 33/2 Also available online.
“After the Confederates’ victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, once again confronted each other across the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, Virginia. The battle, which cost Hooker nearly 16,000 casualties and Lee some 12,300 losses, had proved indecisive. The two armies maintained an uneasy stalemate, occupying virtually the same ground they had held since December 1862. Washington, D.C., the U.S. capital, stood fifty-three miles to the north, while Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital, lay fifty-seven miles to the south. The rival presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, pondered their next moves.” pg. 7
Today's FBI Facts & Figures 2013-2014. U.S. Department of Justice. 2013
Call number: J 1.14/2:T 56/2 Also available online
In addition to an overview and a brief history of the organization, the book is organized into the following topics:
- Intelligence: It helps us understand threats and vulnerabilities, shapes our decision making, and facilitates information sharing with partner agencies to better protect America.
- Investigations: From terrorism to cyber crime, public corruption, and more, this chapter looks at how and why we investigate cases and also provides examples of some of our investigative successes.
- People: The FBI consists of more than just special agents. Linguists, intelligence analysts, and scientists are just a few of the types of dedicated professionals that make up our robust workforce.
- Partnerships: Now broader and deeper than ever before, the relationships we have with our public, private, state, local, federal, and international partners are key to keeping our nation safe.
- Services: The Bureau doesn’t just solve cases and prevent attacks. We also provide a range of services—like training, victim assistance, and FBI Laboratory support, to name a few—to our partners and the general public.
- Accountability: The FBI has a wide range of authorities and is therefore subject to a series of checks and balances to ensure that we use them appropriately while staying in compliance with laws and regulations as well as remaining transparent and accountable to the American people. - http://www.fbi.gov/news/news_blog/todays-fbi-facts-figures-2013-2014
Healthy People 2010
Healthy People 2010 Final Review. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.
Call number: HE 20.6202:P39 Also available online.
Healthy People 2010 Final Review Healthy People 2010 Final Review presents a quantitative end-of-decade assessment of progress in achieving the Healthy People 2010 objectives and goals over the course of the decade. It continues the series of profiles of the nation's health objectives as an integral part of the Department of Health and Human Services' disease and health promotion initiative for the decade that began in 2000.
This report presents a summary of progress toward achieving the Healthy People 2010 goals of:
Increasing quality and years of healthy life, and
Eliminating health disparities.
This publication provides the final tracking data used to present a quantitative assessment of progress for the 969 objectives in the 28 Healthy People 2010 Focus Areas. A summary of progress for the Healthy People 2010 Leading Health indicators is also presented.
Turning Point 9.11
Turning Point 9.11, Air Force Reserve in the 21st Century, 2001-2011, September 2012,
Call Number: D 301.2:R 31/18 Also available online.
“The contributions Air Force Reservists are making to the security of the United States and the world is a continuum of visionary concepts, ideas, and challenges undertaken at the beginning of the last century in the quest of human flight. Reserve members voluntarily partook of these endeavors and also gradually formed an effective organization. Moreover, the course toward the twenty-first century policy of maintaining a strategic air reserve that is well integrated with active duty forces and operationally engaged daily has been evolutionary and forged out of practicality and necessity. The result has been a responsive and efficient Air Force Reserve.”-DVIDS
Principal Short-Term Finding of the National Fire Surrogate Study
Principal Short-Tern Findings of the National Fire Surrogate Study. James Mclver, Karen Erickson, and Andrew Youngblood. 2012. Portland, OR : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 210 p.
“Principal findings of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate (FFS) study are presented in an annotated bibliography and summarized in tabular form by site, discipline (ecosystem component), treatment type, and major theme. Composed of 12 sites, the FFS is a comprehensive multidisciplinary experiment designed to evaluate the costs and ecological consequences of alternative fuel reduction treatments in seasonally dry forests of the United States. The FFS has a common experimental design across the 12-site network, with each site a fully replicated experiment that compares four treatments: prescribed fi re, mechanical treatments, mechanical + prescribed fire, and an unmanipulated control. ecosystem, including vegetation, the fuel bed, soils, bark beetles, tree diseases, and wildlife in the same 10-ha experimental units.”-Abstract
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Sage-Grouse Habitat In Idaho
Sage-Grouse Habitat In Idaho; A practical Guide for Land Owners and Managers. Jeffery K. Gillan and Eva K. Strand. 2010
Call Number I 53.7/2:SA1 Also available online
“The greater sage-grouse is a species in decline across the western United States, including Idaho. As implied by the name, greater sage-grouse depend on sagebrush dominated landscapes for their forage, cover, nesting habitat, and ultimate survival. The deterioration of sagebrush landscapes in the West has been a crucial factor in the decline of the greater sage-grouse, which is currently a candidate species under the federal Endangered Species Act. State and federal government land managers, researchers, private landowners, and concerned citizens are leading efforts to conserve this species in Idaho.”
For more information on Sage-Grouse go to http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/birds/sagegrouse/