Hi all,

I wanted to give those of you who are interested in the policy option a
little more guidance about finding suitable sources.

The Congressional Research Service indexes documents prepared for the
federal legislative branch. You can tap into it at

Another option would be to start at any of the relevant agency websites.
A portal for federal agencies that deal with the environment is

Finally, certain nongovernment agencies may have publications or
websites that would be suitable starting points for this assignment. You
will have to be discerning if you go this route. Anyone can put up a
website seeming to present bona fide reports on environmental policy!

If you opt for the policy document critique, please communicate with me
as you go since my expectations for this option are more vague than for
the news critique.

Kristian Omland
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vermont Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington VT 05405
voice: (802)656-2496 fax: (802)656-8683
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