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National Wild and Scenic River Studies

Buffalo River, Tennesse Wild and Scenic River Study (1979)

Maurice River & its Tributaries Wild & Scenic River Study Final Study Report (November 1993)

Youghiogheny Wild and Scenic River Study, Maryland-Pennsylvania, Final Report (September 1978)

Gauley River: Final Wild and Scenic River Study, West Virginia (August 1983)

Obed River, Tennessee: Wild and Scenic River Study Final (June 1976)

Obed River, Tennessee: Wild and Scenic River Study Draft (December 1973)

Proposed Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, New York-Pennsylvania, Final Environmental Statement (July 1976)

Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River: Final (May 2000)

The First Fifteen Years: Accomplishments of the Lower Delaware National Wild & Scenic River Program: 2000 to 2014 (April 2015)

Lower Delaware River Management Plan (undated)

Cooperative Management Plan, Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Minnesota and Wisconsin (January 2002)

Final Cooperative Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Minnesota-Wisconsin (undated)

Final General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River (August 2004)

Wild and Scenic River Study, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Draft (2018)

Soldier Creek, Alabama: Final Wild and Scenic River Study (May 1984)

Colorado and Lower Dolores Rivers, Colorado/Utah: Wild and Scenic River Study/Final Environmental Statement (September 1979)

Dolores River Wild and Scenic River Study Report (December 1975, revised March 1976)

Gunnison River, Colorado: Final Environmental Statement/Wild and Scenic River Study (September 1976)

Eightmile Wild & Scenic Study, Draft Report & Environmental Assessment (July 17, 2006)

Eightmile, Connecticut: Management Plan (December 8, 2005)

The Housatonic in Connecticut: A Wild and Scenic River Study, Final Report (August 1979)

Upper Farmington River Management Plan, Update to the April 29, 1993 version (December 2013)

Upper Farmington River Management Plan (April 29, 1993)

Myakka River, Florida: Final Wild and Scenic River Study (July 1984)

St. Marys River Wild and Scenic River Study: Florida and Georgia Draft (October 1993)

St. Marys River Wild and Scenic River Study: Florida and Georgia Final (March 1995)

Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Comprehensive Management Plan (May 2012)

The Suwannee River, Florida-Georgia: A Wild and Scenic River Study (December 1973)

Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic River Study Draft (September 1996)

The Upper Mississippi River, Minnesota: A Wild and Scenic River Study, Final Report and Environmental Impact Statement (June 1977)

The Gasconade River, Missouri: A Wild and Scenic River Study (June 1975)

Conservation Plan for the Manumuskin River Watershed (June 1988)

The Burcham Farm at Millville, New Jersey (Patricia Bovers Ball, December 1995)

Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Maurice National Scenic and Recreational River (January 2001)

Maurice River & its Tributaries Wild & Scenic River Study Final Eligibility and Classification Report (June 1988)

Maurice River & its Tributaries Wild & Scenic River Study Final Study Report (November 1993)

Musconetcong River National Wild and Scenic Rivers Study Final Study Report (June 2004)

The Illinois Wild and Scenic River Study Final Report (August 1979)

White Clay Creek and its Tributaries Watershed Management Plan with Reference Sections (May 1998, amended Summer 2001)

Nolichucky River: North Carolina/Tennessee, Wild and Scenic River Study (December 1980)

The Lower Wisconsin: A Wild and Scenic River Study (January 1979)

New River Wild and Scenic River Study: West Virginia and Virginia Study Report (2009)

A Proposal: Illinois Wild and Scenic River Study Report (1974)

Farmington Wild and Scenic River Study (May 1995)

Farmington Wild and Scenic River Study, Draft Eligibility and Classification Report (August 1989)


Park / Agency Studies

The National Park Service Celebrates a Milestone (Natural History, v. 124, no. 7 July/August 2016, ©Natural History Magazine, Inc., 2016, all rights reserved)

The National Parks: A Forum on the "Worthless Lands" Thesis (extract from Journal of Forest History, v. 27, no. 3, July 1983, ©Forest History Society, all rights reserved)
     National Parks: Worthless Lands or Competing Land Values? (Richard West Sellars)
     Reply to Sellars (Alfred Runte)
     Commentary on the "Worthless Lands" Thesis (Robert M. Utley)
     Upon Reading Sellars and Runte (Robin W. Winks)
     The "Worthless Lands" Thesis: Another Perspective (Thomas R. Cox)

The Archeology of Gila Cliff Dwellings Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 36 (Keith M. Anderson, Gloria J. Fenner, Don P. Morris, George A. Teague and Charmion McKusick, 1986)

Youngsholm Cultural Landscape Report / Environmental Assessment, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Public Review (Quinn Evans Architects and Woolpert, Inc., July 2017)

Climate Change Trends and Vulnerabilities at Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania (Patrick Gonzalez, March 21, 2018)

The Great Transformation: Exploring Jamaica Bay in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries Through Newspaper Accounts, Gateway National Recreation Area NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NCBN/NRR-2018/1607 (John Waldman and William Solecki, March 2018)

Status of Climate and Water Resources at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument: Water Year 2016 NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/SODN/NRR-2018/1615 (Evan Gwilliam, J. Andrew Hubbard, Laura Palacios and Kara Raymond, March 2018)

Replacement of Cottonwood Cabin Environmental Assessment, Kenai Fjords National Park (December 2017)

General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, Kings Mountain National Military Park (October 2017)

Amphibian Surveys at Klondike Gold Rush NHP: 2016 Summary NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/KLGO/NRR-2018/1589 (Shelby Surdyk and Stacie Evans, February 2018)

Amphibian Surveys at Klondike Gold Rush NHP: 2017 Summary NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/KLGO/NRR-2018/1587 (Shelby Surdyk and Andrew Waldo, February 2018)

Bird Surveys at Klondike Gold Rush NHP: 2016 Summary NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/KLGO/NRR-2018/1590 (Shelby Surdyk and Stacie Evans, February 2018)

Junior River Ranger Activity Booklet, Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River (undated)

Fish Management Plan: Environmental Assessment, Mount Rainier National Park (September 2017)

North Coast and Cascades Network Climate Monitoring Report: North Cascades National Park Service Complex; Water Year 2016 NPS Natural Resource Data Series NPS/NCCN/NRDS-2018/1152 (Michael A. Larrabee, March 2018)

Climate Change and the Saguaro Cactus, Saguaro National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/SAGU/NRR-2018/1583 (Don Swann, Joshua Conver, Daniel Winkler and Carolyn Harper, January 2018)

Bighorn Sheep Management Environmental Assessment (August 2017)

Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment: Theodore Roosevelt Island Draft (Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc., April 2, 2018)

Cultural Landscape Report: Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Potomac Waterfront Section, National Mall and Memorial Parks (EHT Traceries, Inc. and Stantec, February 2018)

Draft Mountain Goat Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement, Olympic National Park (2017)

Northern Plains National Heritage Area Management Plan Draft (January 2018)

Fire History of the Rincon Mountain Wilderness, Saguaro National Monument Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 29 (Christopher H. Baisan, August 1990)

Nocturnal Rodent Populations and Associated Vegetation with Implications of Human Use at Saguaro National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 35 (Douglas K. Duncan, November 1990)

Retreat of Glaciers in Glacier National Park: 1996-2005 (USGS, 2013)

Retreat of Glaciers in Glacier National Park: 1996-2015 (USGS, 2017)

Sperry Chalet, the Next 100 Years Environmental Assessment (EA) Scoping Newsletter #1, Glacier National Park (2018)

Proposed Crystal Cave National Monument, AZ (1932-1935)

Preserve Management Plan, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Draft (2018)

Special History Report: Preliminary Survey of Historic Structures, Part I, Buffalo National River, Arkansas (Richard West Sellars, 1973)

Ungulate Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Draft, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (April 2018)

Lesser-Known Areas of the National Parks System (1980)

Money Generation Model (MGM), Joshua Tree National Park (1998)

Footprints preserve terminal Pleistocene hunt? Human-sloth interactions in North America (David Bustos, Jackson Jakeway, Tommy M. Urban, Vance T. Holliday, Brendan Fenerty, David A. Raichlen, Marcin Budka, Sally C. Reynolds, Bruce D. Allen, David W. Love, Vincent L. Santucci, Daniel Odess, Patrick Willey, H. Gregory McDonald and Matthew R. Bennett, extract from Science Advances, ©2018The Authors, exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 4.0)


Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Amidst Ancient Monuments: The Administrative History of Mound City Group National Monument / Hopewell Culture National Historic Park, Ohio (Ron Cockrell, 1999)

An Evaluation of the Feasibility of Adding Hopeton Earthworks to Mound City Group National Monument (June 1978)

Bird Community Monitoring at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio: 2005-2007 Status Report NPS Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/HTLN/NRTR-2008/101 (David G. Peitz, September 2008)

Bird Community Monitoring at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio: Status Report NPS Natural Resource Data Series NPS/HTLN/NRDS-2012/232 (David G. Peitz, January 2012)

Bird Community Monitoring at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio: Status Report NPS Natural Resource Data Series NPS/HTLN/NRDS-2015/998 (David G. Peitz, December 2015)

Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (September 7, 2016)

Cultural Landscapes Inventory, Hopeton Earthworks, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (1999)

Cultural Landscapes Inventory, Hopewell Mound Group, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (undated)

Cultural Landscapes Inventory, Mound City Group, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (1999)

Hopewell Archeology: The Newsletter of Hopewell Archeology in the Ohio River Valley
Volume 7, Number 1 (December 2006)Volume 7, Number 2 (June 2010)
Volume 6, Number 1 (September 2004)Volume 6, Number 2 (March 2005)
Volume 5, Number 1 (June 2002)Volume 5, Number 2 (December 2002)
Volume 4, Number 1 (June 2000)Volume 4, Number 2 (May 2001)
Volume 3, Number 1 (July 1998)Volume 3, Number 2 (April 1999)
Volume 2, Number 1 (October 1996)Volume 2, Number 2 (October 1997)
Volume 1, Number 1 (May 1995)Volume 1, Number 2 (December 1995)

Mound City: The Archaeology of a Renowned Ohio Hopewell Mound Center Midwest Archeological Center Special Report No. 6 (James A. Brown, rev. ed. 2017)

Summary Report on the Significance, Suitability and Feasibility of the Spruce Hill Works as a Potential Addition to Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ross County, Ohio (1998)


Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

An Archeological Survey of the Ajo Crest, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southwestern Arizona Western Archeological and Conservation Center (Michael G. Mallouf, 1980)

The Quitobaquito Cemetery and Its History Western Archeological and Conservation Center (Fillman Bell, Keith M. Anderson, and Yvonne G. Stewart, 1980)

Amphibians and Reptiles of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (undated)

Prehistoric Lithic Artifacts Collected from Bates Well Ranch, AZ Z:13:39(ASM), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Pima County, Arizona Cultural Resources Report No. ORPI 2010A.1 (Connie Thompson Gibson, March 2011)

A Checklist of the Birds of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (Kathleen Groshupf, Bryan T. Brown, R. Roy Johnson, 1999)

Blankenship Ranch: Historic Structures Report, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona (Historical Data Section: Roy E. Appleman; Architectural Data Section: Russell Jones, June 18, 1969)

An evaluation of feral burro at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (R. Hungerford, undated)

The Milton Mine: Historic Structures Report Parts I & II, Organ Pipe Cactus N.M., Arizona (Historical Data Section: Roy E. Appleman; Architectural Data Section: Russell Jones, June 2, 1969)

Wetlands Conservation: Quitobaquito Hills Springs, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, July 1995-October 1998 (undated)

Victoria Mine: Historic Structures Report, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona (Historical Data Section: Roy E. Appleman; Architectural Data Section: Russell Jones, June 10, 1969)

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Biosphere Reserve Sensitive Ecosystems Program Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Special Report No. 7 (Paul S. Bennett and Michal R. Kunzmann, October 1987)

Report on Treaties, Agreements, and Accords Affecting Natural Resource Management at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Special Report No. 8 (Carlos Nagel, November 1988)

Assessment of Scientific Information and Activities at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Biosphere Reserve Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Special Report No. 10 (Peter S. Bennett, R. Roy Johnson and Michael M. McCarthy, July 1990)

An Annotated List of Vascular Plants of the Chiricahua Mountains Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Special Report No. 12 (Peter S. Bennett, R. Roy Johnson and Michael R. Kunzmann, October 1996)

A Descriptive Analysis of Woody Riparian Vegetation at Quitobaquito Springs Oasis, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 19 (Bryan T. Brown and Peter L. Warren, August 1986)

Vegetation Recovery Following Livestock Removal Near Quitobaquito Springs, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 20 (Peter L. Warren and L. Susan Anderson, January 1987)

Grasshoppers and Butterflies of the Quitobaquito Management Area, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 21 (Kenneth J. Kingsley and Richard A. Bailowitz, July 1987)

Hydrologic and Limnologic Features of Quitobaquito Pond and Springs, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 22 (Stuart G. Fisher, June 1989)

A Preliminary Investigation of the Arthropod Fauna of Quitobaquito Springs Area, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 23 (Kennth J. Kingsley, Richard A. Bailowitz and Robert L. Smith, July 1987)

Status of Cyprinodon macularius eremus, A New Subspecies of Pupfish from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 24 (Robert Rush Miller and Lee A. Fuiman, August 1987)

Non-native Plants of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 31 (Richard S. Felger, April 1990)

Mammals of the Quitobaquito Management Area, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 36 (Yar Petryszyn and E. Lendell Cockrum, December 1990)

Land Use Trends Surrounding Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 39 (Bruce Brown, July 1991)

Nocturnal Rodent Population Densities and Distrubtion at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 52 (Yar Petryszyn and Stephen Russ, February 1996)

Ecology of the Amphibians and Reptiles at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 53 (Philip C. Rosen and Charles H. Lowe, April 1996)

Invertebrates of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 60 (Kenneth J. Kingsley, December 1998)


Selections from the Historic American Buildings Survey (existing titles)

 7. New York City Architecture (July 1969)

 8. Washington, DC Architecture: Market Square (1969)

 9. New Haven Architecture (June 1970)

11. The New England Textile Mill Survey (September 1971)

12. The Architecture of Cleveland: Twelve Buildings, 1836-1912 (1973)

14. The Architecture of Carson City, Nevada (S. Allen Chambers, Jr., 1972)

15. History of a 19th Century Urban Complex on the Site of Fort Stanwix, Rome NY (Diana Steck Waite, 1972)


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