U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Our Mission

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.  

Grants

Nearly half of EPA's budget goes into grants to state environmental programs, non-profits, educational institutions, and others. They use the money for a wide variety of projects, from scientific studies that help support the Agency's decisions to community cleanups. Overall, grants help EPA achieve its overall mission to protect human health and the environment.

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Partnerships

EPA also works with businesses, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments through dozens of partnerships. A few examples include conserving water and energy, minimizing greenhouse gases, re-using solid waste, and getting a handle on pesticide risks. In return, EPA shares information and publicly recognize our partners.  

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U.S. EPA on LandScope

  • EPA Enviroatlas

    The EnviroAtlas is a web-based, easy-to-use, mapping application now in development that will allow users to view and analyze multiple ecosystem services in a specific region.

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  • Connectivity, Natural Land Cover 2006, Water Ignored

    This nationally focused green infrastructure assessment adds context lost when political boundaries are imposed.

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  • Percent Stream Buffer Zone as Natural Land Cover

    This layer describes the amount of natural land cover contained within a buffer area extending 30 meters to each side of all streams contained within a river basin.

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  • Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program

    EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Program conducts innovative ecological research to provide important information and methods to community planners, land managers, and other decision-makers.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: What We Do

Local and Regional Initiatives

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Go to the Map

Use the interactive map to zoom smoothly from a national view to state and local perspectives anywhere across the country.

Go Straight to Your State

Learn about conservation and open space in your state.

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