- Encyclopedia of Earth
Wealth of information, compilation of ecoregion information by place. See references for further readings.
- Global Conservation Maps (The Nature Conservancy)
- Global Conservation Regions | The Nature Conservancy
Where they work; drill down to the state level. Will have various programs that may inform multiple questions
- Bailey Ecoregions of the Continents (Province)
- WWF - List of Ecoregions
- Ecoregion Maps and GIS Resources | US EPA
There are two links which take you to a number of resources depending on your area. Citations and links that lead to historical and current information on regions. The Ecoregions of the Continental US has maps of physical features, soil types as well as text accompanying the maps with historical information on land use.
- Land Use History of North America (USGS)
Several regions of North America
- National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Weather data that you generate according to your need. You may need my help with this.
- NOAA's National Weather Service
see PAST WEATHER. Select by State. Go to LOCAL DATA tab, then PAST EVENTS & CLIMATE SUMMARIES. You can look at a number of dates in the winter and get an idea of the direction of the storms.
- Invasive and Noxious Weeds | US. Dept of Agriculture
The USDA site allows other choices as well on the left. If you do a STATE SEARCH, you'll get lists of plants by state and you can determine edible plants.
- Native Plant Information Network
- Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World
Search bird lists by location. Then go to All About Birds (below) to double-check if resident or migratory if you still need that information.
- All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Life histories, distribution, status
- Local Drinking Water Information | US EPA
- National Water Information System (NWIS) from USGS
Links to all the state Water District Offices. From the state agency, you may get precipitation or drinking water information.
- USGS Water Data Discovery
Water Now & Then, Surface Water, Groundwater data, Water Resources by State
- Local Web pages: town, city, county agencies (garbage, water, history)
- Local sewer district or landfill or recycling center Web pages
- Local Audubon Society, birding or wildlife groups
- Local nursery or landscaper's Website (plants, hardiness zone, growing season)
- Local historical society (land use)
- State University Extension service (plants, trees, invasives, growing season, possibly rainfall)
- State department of wildlife; local college or university research projects (search department Web sites in biology, natural resources or wildlife management)
- Ask reseach librarians for help and other ideas
I've listed a couple of search engines that are more targeted than Google, that pick up data.
If yuou are looking for foreign countries: sources will vary. Look for similar types of organizations, see what is available on the Web from your local area. Write home and find out what information your family might be able to locate.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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