Government Information

This guide has links to Federal, State, and Local governmental resources.

Federal Government Resources by Agency

FDPL eagle image There are multiple agencies within the US Federal government. A topic may be found in multiple agency locations. Search across all agencies via FDsys and USA.gov.

Selected agencies that have information of interest to CSU affiliates are identified here. Most tabs on the left-hand side provide multiple links to specific pages/sites within the agencies listed below. They are:

  • BLM (Bureau of Land Management)
    • Manages and conserves the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. [Mission]
  • BOR (Bureau of Reclamation)
    • Established 1902. Known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed. Today it is the largest wholesaler of water in the country. [Mission/Vision]
  • Census (US Census Bureau, Department of Commerce)
    • Find population statistics, information about the economy, businesses, education, employment, etc. Maps. Infographics ("An infographic uses a set of tables, graphs and maps to display statistical findings in easy-to-understand manner"). Data tools include the American FactFinder.
  • DOE (US Department of Energy)
    • "ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions." [Mission]
  • EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency)
    • "to protect human health and the environment." [Mission]
  • FDSYS (Federal Digital System; US Government Publishing Office)
    • "provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government." [About]
  • Forest (US Forest Service)
    • "manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations." [About]
  • NPS (National Park Service)
    • "The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world." [What We Do, Mission]
  • USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers)
    • "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." [Mission]
  • USDA (US Department of Agriculture)
    • "provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management." [About, What we do]
  • USFWS (US Fish & Wildlife Service, bureau within the Department of the Interior)
    • "Work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people." [About, Mission]
  • USGS (US Geological Survey)
    • "a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information." [About]
  • RMRS (Rocky Mountain Research Station), US Department of Agriculture Forest Service)
    • "one of five regional units that make up the US Forest Service Research and Development organization." [About]

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