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Environmental Conservation Technology Guide: Home

Use this guide to find the best sources of information from library materials, article databases and web sources. Categories are Ecology, Wetlands/Watersheds, Fish, Plants, Invertebrates/Vertebrates, and Wildlife.

Introduction

This Research Guide is an introduction to SVC Library services for Environmental Conservation Technology students. 

Here you will find:

  • databases the library has
  • Links to valuable web sites
  • Library materials

Contact a librarian when you need assistance:

  • Mount Vernon: 360.416.7847 or mv.library@skagit.edu
  • Whidbey Island Campus: 360.675.5321 or Erin.Vonnahme@skagit.edu

Assistance is availabe 24/7 - just click on ASK A LIBRARIAN at the library web page and follow the directions.

5 Good Sources

The following sources of information are good for your program.  There are many others so check all the tabs in this research guide.  To access online sources listed below right click on the title and open a new window.

Science Direct

Limit your results to SOURCES - SUBSCRIBED SOURCES to ensure you get full-text results.  Because the journals are very academic you will need to think about your search terms and you may want to use the Help link.    Ask a librarian for help if you have trouble using Science Direct.

Conservation Gateway

Is a website for the conservation practitioner, scientist and decision maker.  Its goal is to provide the most up-to-date information to use in conservation work. With a network of formal and informal partners it works to produce a body of organizational knowledge that comes from the sum of experiences of all.

is a website for the conservation practitioner, scientist and decision-maker.   Here we share the best and most up-to-date information we use to inform our conservation work.  The Nature Conservancy does not work in isolation.  We work with an extensive network of formal and informal partners to make progress on conservation challenges globally.  Therefore, this body of work does not represent TNC’s efforts alone but the organizational knowledge that comes from the sum of the experiences we have had through our history and in collaboration with our partners. - See more at: https://www.conservationgateway.org/Pages/About.aspx#sthash.g70jC95k.dpuf
is a website for the conservation practitioner, scientist and decision-maker.   Here we share the best and most up-to-date information we use to inform our conservation work.  The Nature Conservancy does not work in isolation.  We work with an extensive network of formal and informal partners to make progress on conservation challenges globally.  Therefore, this body of work does not represent TNC’s efforts alone but the organizational knowledge that comes from the sum of the experiences we have had through our history and in collaboration with our partners. - See more at: https://www.conservationgateway.org/Pages/About.aspx#sthash.g70jC95k.dpuf

Water resources of Washington (USGS)  

This is your direct link to all kinds of water resource information. Here you'll find information on Washington's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about ground water, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.  You will find other web pages on appropriate tabs on this research guide.

WA Natural Resources Information Portal (SWIM)

The goal of this site is to provide a single place to discover, learn about, and access available natural resource information for Washington State. It includes a searchable catalog with simple links to datasets and their associated metadata ("data about the data"). If a dataset is not available for download or on-line viewing, then contact information is provided. This catalog currently includes spatial datasets, tabular datasets, mapping applications, reports and studies.

Essential Environmental Science: methods and techniques

The good scientist / Simon Watts and Lyndsay Halliwell -- Sampling / Clinton Dyckhoff ... [et al.] -- Use of statistics / Robin Haynes -- Surveying / Keith Tovey -- General laboratory equipment and techniques / Simon Watts and Peter Grebenik -- Soils / Martin Haigh and Clinton Dyckhoff -- Waters / Paul Jenkins ... [et al.] -- Ecological fieldwork methods / Margery Reid and Stewart Thompson -- Social surveys / Lindsay Halliwell and John R. Gold -- Safety / John Pigott and Simon Watts (628 ESSENTI)

 

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