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Photography Resources

The following resources are provided by organizations, companies, and individuals, which can help nature photographers in running their business, locating resources, or planning trips. Most are government agencies and information is free.

    Attractions - Parks, Forests, Outdoor Destinations
    Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)
    URL: http://www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/main.htm
    This Web page has extensive information on parks, forests, wildlife areas, wilderness areas, scenic drives and more - in North America and around the world.

    Biological Resources Division (BRD) - USGS
    U.S. Department of the Interior
    Office of Public Affairs, Mail Stop 302
    12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Reston, VA 20192
    Tel: 703-648-4283
    Fax: 703-648-4224
    Email: catherine_puckett@usgs.gov
    URL: http://biology.usgs.gov/
    The BRD mission is to work with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of America's biological resources. They make data and information on the America's biological resources more accessible to more people at their Web site.

    Center for Plant Conservation (CPC)
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    P.O. Box 299
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
    Tel: 314-577-5100
    Email: cpc@mobot.org
    URL: http://www.mobot.org/CPC/
    The CPC, headquartered at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, is dedicated to conserving rare plants native to the United States in an integrated plant conservation context through a collaborative national program of off-site plant conservation, research, and education. Web site has information about plants in peril and seed storage, and has links to other plant conservation Web sites.

    Cetacean Society International (CSI)
    P.O. Box 953
    Georgetown, CT 06829
    Tel: 203-544-8617
    Fax: 203-544-8617
    Email: 71322.1637@compuserve.com
    URL: http://csiwhalesalive.org/
    CSI is an all volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt conservation, education, and research organization based in the USA, with volunteer representatives in 26 countries around the world. CSI is dedicated to the preservation and protection of all cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and the marine environment on a global basis. Links to other cetacean-related Web sites are available at their Web site.

    Digital Photo Magazine
    12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #1200
    Los Angeles, CA 90025-1176
    USA
    Phone: 310-820-1500
    Fax: 310-826-5008
    URL: http://www.pcphotomag.com/
    Digital Photo magazine (formerly PCPhoto) is your #1 guide to better digital photography!  Each issue covers the latest photography technologies, trends and methods for beginning to advanced photo enthusiasts who want to creatively shoot, share and save their photos. Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter, show off your pictures in the "Your Best Shot" online gallery and enter contests!

    Digital Photo Pro Magazine
    12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #1200
    Los Angeles, CA 90025-1176
    USA
    Phone: 310-820-1500
    Fax: 310-826-5008
    URL: http://www.digitalphotopro.com/
    Digital Photo Pro magazine for photography professionals and enthusiasts is the source for inspiration.  The #1 guide to advanced technology and creativity, each Digital Photo Pro issue includes new ideas, new methods, new techniques and new ways of seeing.  Learn how digital can be used to improve better picture-taking and enhance photo creativity.  Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter, post your images in our online galleries and enter contests!

    Eagle Page from Rocky Mountain High
    Email: emily@sky.net
    URL: http://www.sky.net/~emily/eagle.html
    This Web resource contains extensive information about eagles and raptors, as well as other birds. Information includes mailing lists, legislation, books, eagle poems and songs, U.S. and state programs, preserves and other resources.

    Endangered Species Home Page
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Division of Endangered Species
    Mail Stop 452ARLSQ
    1849 C St., NW
    Washington, D.C. 20240
    Email: R9FWE_DES.BIM@fws.gov
    URL: http://www.fws.gov/r9endspp/endspp.html
    Their Web site contains information regarding endangered species in the US including lists of species and counts, box scores, state counts, state lists, and information on recovery activities.

    Florida and Caribbean Science Center
    7920 N.W. 71st Street
    Gainesville, FL 32653-3071
    Tel: 352-378-8181
    Fax: 352-378-4956
    URL: http://fisc.er.usgs.gov/
    This web site publishes a number of web reports, research documents, and additional links devoted to answering the regional ecological questions raised by both manmade and natural environmental changes in the southeastern United States and Caribbean Basin.

    Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges by Laura & William Riley
    Published by Macmillan General Reference, 1993, ISBN: 0020636601
    201 West 103rd Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46290
    Tel: 800-428-5331
    URL: Amazon.com
    This book is a guide to some 225 federal preserves across the United States, from Rhode Island's postage-stamp-sized Ninigret to Alaska's 19.5 million-acre Arctic reserves, both homes to a wide range of wildlife.

    Instituto Nacional De Estadistica, Geografia E Informatica (INEGI)
    National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Data
    URL: http://www.inegi.gob.mx/
    Mexico´s INEGI is in charge of generating, incorporating, processing and publishing information on the country´s physical environment, geographical features and natural resources, and on its population and productive activities. Web site is a good source of geographical information. Has centers for purchasing publications, maps, etc.

    L.L. Bean's Park Search
    URL: http://www.llbean.com/
    Internet search tool which allows the user to search America's parks and forests by region, state, name, activity or service. Search results provide park addresses, phone numbers, picnic facilities, campgrounds, visitor centers, fees (if any), and more. Areas include state parks, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and Bureau of Land Management lands.

    National Park Service
    U.S. Department of the Interior
    P.O. Box 37127
    Washington, D.C. 20013-7127
    Tel: 202-208-6843
    Fax: 202-219-0910
    Email: waso_public_affairs@nps.gov
    URL: http://www.nps.gov/
    Provides information about U.S. national parks, including visitor information, historical and cultural information, and information regarding natural resources in the parks.

    National Wildlife Refuge System
    Public Affairs Office
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    1849 C St., NW, MIB 3012
    Washington, D.C. 20240
    Tel: 202-208-4131, 800-344-WILD
    Fax: 202-208-6965
    Email: Craig_Rieben@mail.fws.gov
    URL: http://refuges.fws.gov/
    Provides information (including a searchable database) about the individual units of the Refuge System, threatened and endangered species, wildlife, plants, wildlife management, habitat management, special management areas, cultural resources and other topics related to the management and operation of National Wildlife Refuge System.

    Nature's Best Photography Magazine
    P.O. Box 10070
    McLean, VA 22102 USA

    Courier Adress for FedEx:
    11411C Sunset Hills Road
    Reston, VA 20190 USA

    Toll-free: 888-884-5999
    Local: 703-467-9783
    Fax: 703-467-9785
    Email: info@naturesbestmagazine.com
    URL: http://www.naturesbestmagazine.com/

    Outdoor Photographer Magazine
    12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #1200
    Los Angeles, CA 90025-1175
    USA
    Phone: 310-820-1500
    Fax: 310-826-5008
    URL: http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/
    Outdoor Photographer magazine emphasizes the practical use of the camera in the field, highlighting the technique rather than the technical.  Each issue stimulates outdoor sporting and nature enthusiasts to expand their recreational and travel enjoyment through scenic, sports, travel and wildlife photography.  Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter, share your photos in our online galleries and enter contests!

    Parks Canada
    25 Eddy Street
    Hull, Quebec
    Canada K1A 0M5
    Tel: 819-997-0055
    Fax: 819-953-8770
    Email: Parks_Webmaster@pch.gc.ca
    URL: http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/
    Provides information on Canada's national parks and world heritage sites, archaeology, natural sciences, fees and reservations. This information is available online at their Web site.

    Recreation.GOV
    URL: http://www.recreation.gov/
    Recreation.GOV offers information from all of the U.S. federal land management agencies and allows you to search for recreation sites by state, by agency, or by recreational activity.

    Species in Parks - Flora and Fauna Database
    Email: info@ice.ucdavis.edu
    URL: http://ice.ucdavis.edu/nps/
    The Information Center of the Environment, in conjunction with the National Park Service, has developed a preliminary database of vascular plant and vertebrate animal species within lands owned by the U.S. National Park Service. Access to the database is via the Web site.

    U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    U.S. Department of the Interior
    Office of Public Affairs
    1849 C Street, Room 504-LS
    Washington, DC 20240
    Tel: 202-452-5124
    Email: woinfo@wo.blm.gov
    URL: http://www.blm.gov/
    Provides information about its management and use of a wide variety of resources on over 264 million acres of land, including energy and minerals, timber, forage, wild horse and burro populations, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation sites, wilderness areas, and archaeological and historical sites.

    USDA Forest Service
    201 14th Street, S.W.
    Washington, DC 20250
    Tel: 202-205-1760
    Fax: 202-205-0885
    Email: awilson/wo@fs.fed.us
    URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/
    Provides information about publications, maps, recreation areas in the national forests and grasslands, campground reservations, fall color and wildflower information.

    USGS Earth and Environmental Science Internet Resources
    USGS Information Services
    Box 25286
    Denver Federal Center
    Denver, CO 80225
    Tel: 303-202-4700
    Fax: 303-202-4693
    Email: esicmail@usgs.gov
    URL: http://www.usgs.gov/science/
    Links to Earth and environmental science, biology, atmospheric science, astronomy and space science on the Internet provided by the USGS as a service to the research community.

    World Heritage
    The UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    7, place de Fontenoy
    75352 Paris 07 SP
    France
    Tel: 33-(0)1-4568-1889
    Fax: 33-(0)1-4568-5570
    Email: wh-info@unesco.org
    URL: http://www.unesco.org/whc/
    The World Heritage Committee defines and conserves the world's most important environmental and cultural sites, including many parks and cultural sites in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
 

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