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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: New York State Biodiversity Project.; New York (State). Department of Environmental Conservation.; Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (American Museum of Natural History); New York State Biodiversity Research Institute.; New York Natural Heritage Program.; Nature Conservancy (U.S.)
ISBN: 1555572367 9781555572365
OCLC Number: 74907034
Notes: "This book is a product of the New York State Biodiversity Project, initiated in late 1999 to improve our understanding of the state's biodiversity and to identify both challenges and solutions to protecting that biodiversity. Coordinated by the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, the project is a unique partnership among five New York organizations: American Museum of Natural History, Center forBiodiversity and Conservation, New York State Biodiversity Research Institute, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York Natural Heritage Program [and] The Nature Conservancy"--Page IV.
Description: vii, 100 pages : illustrations photographs (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction: What is biodiversity? Why should we care? --
Ch. One: Natural settings --
New York's physical environment --
Ch. Two: Inhabitants --
varieties of life --
Ch. 3: Ecological communities --
how we all live together --
Forests --
Grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands --
Freshwater wetlands --
Rivers and streams --
Lakes and ponds --
Beaches, bays, and ocean --
Cities, suburbs and farms --
Ch. Four: Goals and priorities --
the challenge ahead --
Appendix One: Sustaining biodiversity through everyday choices --
Appendix Two: Current laws and policies.

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