Citizen science, also known as community and participatory science, is a term used to describe the participation of volunteers or any non-professional in scientific research. Although the term "citizen science" is relatively new-first coined in the 1990s and added to the Oxford dictionary in 2014-it describes a practice that has been around for centuries. Citizen science is widely used in environmental science for monitoring wildlife, as well as natural resources such as air and water. Local volunteers can be more efficient covering large areas quickly, continuously, and at less cost than professional scientists alone. (3 pages)
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Rural areas in Texas face changes such as rapid growth, urban encroachment, job losses, outward migration, and lack of transportation options. This publication outlines the steps rural leaders and residents can use for adopting a basic planning process to address the problems and needs of their community. (2 Pages)
Transit agencies play a crucial role in improving community resiliency, including communities’ ability to respond to natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards.
This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, open space preservation, green infrastructure, elevation, or buyout-related activities.
This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, flood insurance rate maps, and effective floodplain management.
En cada comunidad, varias personas y organismos trabajan juntos para redactar y poner en practica el plan local de gestion de emergencias. Entre ellos se encuentran los funcionarios electos, los departamentos gubernamentales (por ejemplo, la division de carreteras y puentes del condado), las agencias (por ejemplo, la oficina del sheriff del condado) y otros grupos […]