Part of the USDA, the NRCS helps private land owners conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources. Website contains links to technical resources, publications, programs, a plant databases and more.
The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.
The GLC is a binational agency that promotes the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River.
Info to promote understanding of water-quality conditions and how they may vary locally, regionally, and nationally; whether they are getting better or worse over time; and how natural features and human activities affect water quality. From the USGS.