The basic operating premises of the National Environmental Research Park concept are that:
In short, the National Environmental Research Park concept is basic to an ecosystem based land-use management
- DOE has stewardship for lands representing a large array of the Nationís ecological regions;
- a corresponding array of environmental activities (including impacts) are taking place on these lands;
- a highly competent cadre of researchers are associated with these sites; and
- by proper organization of research to achieve agency mandated environmental goals, we can simultaneously
aid in resolving environmental problems on-site, locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
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Of Special Interest!
"Our primary task is to increase our understanding of our natural environment to the point where
we can enjoy it without defacing it, use its bounty without permanently detracting from its value and, above all,
maintain a living evolving balance between manís actions and natureís reaction. For the nationís great natural
resource base is as elastic and as productive as our ingenuity and skills."
Excerpt from a speech given by John F. Kennedy, 1963, University of Wyoming
Pictured are DOE National Environmental Research Park representatives who attended a NERP Workshop
hosted by Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, November 19-20, 2009. Shown, left to right, are Nate McDowell and Dan
Pava, Los Alamos; Julie Jastrow, Argonne (Fermi NERP); Rod Walton, Fermi;
David Schafer, Desert Research Institute/Nevada Test Site NERP; Roger Blew, Idaho NERP;
Janelle Downs, Hanford NERP; Whit Gibbons, Savannah River NERP; Lori Plummer, Nevada Test Site NERP;
Pat Parr, Oak Ridge NERP; Lehr (Bris) Brisbin, Savannah River NERP; and Doug Halford, Idaho NERP.