White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Natural Resources (NR)

File Code Description Research
Availability
NR

Natural Resources (.9 ft; Boxes 1-2)
This primary subject category contains material relating to the Reagan Administration's policies on the development and use of natural resources; legislation; environmental and pollution standards; the Clean Air Act (see also HE007-01); hazardous waste management; acid rain; global warming; conservation; the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region; the National Tropical Botanical Garden; and the American Conservation Corps Act.

Open
NR001

Commissions - Committees - Compacts (.5 ft; Boxes 3-6)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to various river commissions and compacts; advisory committees; water sanitation commissions; nominations and appointments to commissions; resignations of commission members; solid waste compacts; legislation related to the commissions or compacts; and funding and termination of commissions.

Open
NR002

Fish - Wildlife (2.3 ft; Boxes 6-11)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the protection of whales, dolphins, seals, wolves, and grizzly bears; cruelty to animals; animal rights; the denning of coyotes; the adoption of wild horses and burros; the breeding program for the California condor; the Pelly and Packwood/Magnuson Amendments regarding sanctions against countries hunting whales; international agreements and protocols on fishing, commercial whaling and fur seal hunting; control of illegally taken fish and wildlife; federal actions affecting coastal fishing; the use of Compound 1080  (see also CM001); Marine Mammal Protection Act; Endangered Species Act; control and management of National Wildlife Refuges; the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and correspondence pertaining to the California Gray Whales stranded in the ice in 1988.

Open
NR003

Forests (3.8 ft; Boxes 11-17; Oversize 7-10, 1 Flat)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the National Forest system; the timber industry and timber harvesting on federal lands; establishment, development and use of wilderness areas; reforestation; land  conveyance and exchanges; Rare II forests; various acts establishing and protecting wilderness areas including areas in Florida and Oregon; the Wilderness Protection Act of 1982; the Osceola National Forest (see also NR004 and NR005); forest boundary issues; protection for the John Sack Cabin in the Targhee National Forest; the Western States Forestry Task Force; and material related to two court cases Kerr-McGee vs. Watt, and Global Exploration and Development vs. Watt, et al.

Open
NR004

Land (1.2 ft; Boxes 17-20; Oversize 6)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the use and development of federal timber and grazing lands; water use in western states; correspondence pertaining to H.R. 3113 (Coordinating Operation of the Bureau of Reclamations Central Valley Project and the State of California’s State Water Project Act) (see NR007-01); reclamation projects; Reclamation Reform Act of 1982; Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; land acquisition; soil, bank, and beach erosion; Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of 1977; conservation tillage practices; use of Compound 1080; watershed projects; floodplains management, wetlands legislation; Osceola National Forest (see also NR003 and NR005); minority ownership of agricultural land; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act; and Coastal Barrier Resources Act.

Open
NR005

Minerals - Metals (0.7 ft; Boxes 20-21)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the leasing and mining of federal lands; mineral rights; phosphate mining in the Osceola National Forest (see also NR003 and NR004); surface or strip mining for coal;  strategic non-fuel minerals; National Material and Minerals Policy Act; annual reports of the Office of Surface Mining; annual reports on Alaska's mineral resources; state-federal offshore mineral leases; mining of the seas; financial hardships caused by mine closings or regulations; the Educational Mining Act of 1982; Mineral Resources Research Institutes; the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act; and uranium mining and uranium enrichment.

Open
NR006

Oil - Natural Gas (5.2 l.ft; Boxes 22-30; Oversize 1-3, 11)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978; the gas supply; oil and gas leasing and exploration; natural gas decontrol; outer continental shelf leasing; offshore oil drilling along the California coast; conservation; alternative energy sources; oil and gas reserves; the Alaskan natural gas pipeline (see also TN003); oil shale projects; synthetic fuels; and the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) and SPR drawdown plan (see also NR006-01).  (See also CM011).

Open
NR006-01

Naval Petroleum Reserves (0.7 ft; Boxes 30-31; Oversize 4)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Naval Petroleum Reserves (NPR) and the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR); Elk Hills and Teapot Dome Reserves; annual reports of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves; naval oil shale reserves; the effects of leasing, outer continental shelf leasing and deregulation on the SPR and NPR; and the costs and benefits of continued production from the Reserves.

Open
NR007

Rivers - Waters - Harbors (2.7 l.ft; Boxes 32-36; Oversize 4-7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to water rights; water development in the west; state and local water supplies; development and maintenance of ports, harbors and barrier islands; marina business and traffic; port user fees; dredging of canals or harbors; pollution; plastic debris in marine environment; National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; locks; dams; erosion problems along the banks of rivers; water commission reports; St. Lawrence Seaway; the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor; the Great Lakes; the U.S.-Canadian Lake Liming Experimental Project; the Hoover Power plant Act of 1984; and the Deepwater Port Act Amendment of 1984.

Open
NR007-01

Water Projects (3.4 ft; Boxes 36-43)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to water resources projects; dam projects, hydroelectric facilities; irrigation projects; the Clinch River Breeder Reactor project; the Garrison Diversion Unit Project; the National Dam Safety Program; and Mount St. Helens flood protection.

Open
NR008

Recycling (1 folder; Box 43)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recycling proposals, views from the public and an example of recycling by President Reagan.

Open

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research