Government Links

The following is a list of state and federal government agencies, including information systems and databases. Relevant links to pages within the agency's web-site are listed, including selected offices or divisions within each agency and information for ordering publications.

Biological Resources Division (BRD) of USGS 
Libraries  | National Biological Information Infrastructure  |   Fact Sheets   

Chambers of Commerce across Texas (COC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
Education  | National Center for Environmental Publications and Information (NCEPI)  | GIS Resources and Tools  | Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds  | Bird Conservation  | BEACH Watch  | Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Program

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)

Gulf of Mexico Program Office (GMPO)
Publications  | Public Health

Harris County (HARCO)

Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC)
Clean Rivers Program (CRP)  | Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  | Publications  | Solid Waste Management  | Water Quality

Minerals Management Service (MMS)
Education  | MMS Library

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Education  | NASA Newsroom  | Multimedia Gallery

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
Cospas-Sarsat (Search and Rescue System)  | National Climatic Data Center   

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Shoreline / Coastline Databases

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS): Galveston Laboratory

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Commercial Fisheries Statistics  | Endangered Species  | Fisheries Statistics and Economics Division  | Publications

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA's Central Library  | Coastal Ocean Program Office  | Houston/Galveston PORTS  |  Tide Prediction  | WINDandSEA : Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Locator

National Ocean Service (NOS)
Coastal Change Analysis Program  | Coastal Information Directory  | Coastal Remote Sensing Program  | Coastal Services Center  | Map Finder Service  | State of the Coast Report  | Special Projects Office (formerly ORCA)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
PLANTS National Database  | Watershed Science Institute  | Wetland Science Institute

Texas Agricultural Extension Service (TAES)
Extension Units  |  Publications

Texas Coastal Management Program (TCMP)
Final Environmental Impact Statement

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
Houston District  | Don't Mess With Texas Program

Texas General Land Office (TGLO)
Oil Spill Prevention and Response  | Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS)  | Texas Wetland Information Network (WetNet)  | Publications

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC)
Clean Rivers Program (CRP)  |  GIS  | Library  | Small Business and Local Government Assistance  |  Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Checklist of Texas Wildlife  | Education  | GIS  | Publications  | Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine  | Threatened and Endangered Species  | Vegetation Types of Texas

Texas Sea Grant
National Sea Grant Depository

Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)
Bays and Estuaries  | Texas Water Conditions    

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 
Galveston District  | Galveston District Library  | Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel Project  | Waterways Experiment Station Environmental Lab: Wetlands Ecology  | The Young Scientist's Introduction to Wetlands

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Education  | Marine Safety and Environmental Protection  | National Response Center  | Oil Spill Response Information

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Coastal Ecosystems Program  | Education: Shorebird Sister Schools Program  | Endangered Species Program  | Environmental Contaminants Program  |  Office Directory  | Office of Migratory Bird Management  

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): Southwest Region
Texas Links  | Wetlands Mapping Tool

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Global Land Information System  | National Geologic Map Database  |  Toxic Substances Hydrology Program and its On-Line Publications  | USGS in Texas  | Water Resources  | Water Quality Data  | Water-Science Glossary of Terms