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WHORM - Natural Resources (NR)

(21 linear feet; boxes 1-53)

A primary category containing information pertaining to conserving, developing, reserving, protecting, and discovering natural resources.

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

NR Natural Resources (4.8 ft.; boxes 1-12)

A subject category containing information on global climate changes, the global environment, global environmental research and policy, conservation and preservation of resources and the environment, energy and the environment, wildlife protection, environmental education, energy conservation, water allocation, public mail and letters from school children urging the President to protect the environment, suggestions and reports from non-government organizations, weekly reports from the Land and Natural Resources/Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department, and periodic updates from within the Administration on the "Bush Environmental Record."

NR001 Commissions - Committees - Compacts (.6 ft.; boxes 13-14)

A secondary subject category containing information on presidential appointments to regional commissions, committees and river compacts, and annual reports from various commissions. Reports from river commissions and compacts comprise a large portion of these records.

NR002 Fish - Wildlife (3.2 ft.; boxes 14-22)

A secondary subject category containing information on the Silver Spring monkeys, the use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs), the Spotted Owl controversy in the Pacific Northwest (much of it from the environmentalist perspective), public mail regarding the protection of whales, American freshwater mussels, the bluefin tuna, dolphins, and wildlife in general; national wildlife refuges, trade in endangered species, and public mail regarding the possible amendment of the Endangered Species Act.

NR003 Forests (3.0 ft.; boxes 23-30)

A secondary subject category containing information (much of it from the timber industry perspective) on the Spotted Owl controversy in the Pacific Northwest, old growth forests, National Forests, the America the Beautiful program, rainforest destruction, tree conservation and replanting efforts, the National Tree Trust, and the Forests for the Future Initiative.

NR004 Land (4.0 ft.; boxes 30-38)

A secondary subject category containing information on wetlands, the definition of wetlands, President Bush's pledge of "no net loss of wetlands," wetlands mitigation, public recreational lands, Conservation Reserve Program lands, and land acquisitions and transfers.

NR005 Minerals - Metals (.2 ft.; box 39)

A secondary subject category containing information on mining, mining regulations, mine health and safety, mineral rights and leasing, and the National Plan for Research in Mining and Mineral Resources reports.

NR006 Oil - Natural Gas (1.2 ft.; boxes 39-42)

A secondary subject category containing information on oil and gas development, offshore oil and natural gas drilling, offshore oil drilling leases, oil drilling within wildlife refuges/sanctuaries, Outer Continental Shelf oil drilling, natural gas as a fuel, and the strategic petroleum reserves.

NR006-01 Naval Petroleum Reserves (.2 ft.; box 43)

A secondary subject category containing information on the naval petroleum reserve and its use during a national emergency.

NR007 Rivers -Waters -Harbors (2.2 ft.; boxes 43-48)

A secondary subject category containing information on the Two Forks (Colorado) Dam Project, national scenic rivers, local and national water commissions and organizations, cleanup of water pollution, the National Estuary Program, National Ocean Protection Act of 1990, river study acts, river compacts/commissions, federal water projects at the local level, the Savannah River Plant, and the Reclamation Projects Reauthorization and Adjustments Act of 1992.

NR007-01 Water Projects (1.4 ft.; boxes 48-52)

A secondary subject category containing information on river projects, harbor projects, the Two Forks (Colorado) Dam Project, water contracts, the Clean Lakes Program, water management, scenic rivers, and canals.

NR008 Recycling (.2 ft.; box 53)

A secondary subject category containing information on paper recycling, glass recycling, solid waste recycling, recycling efforts of private citizens, federal recycling programs and the White House recycling program.

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