ESR 204 -- Campbell: Home
Starting with the agency / organization doing the remediation
Example: EPA Superfund site at Portland Harbor
If you know who is responsible for the project you're researching, then you have an excellent starting point! Government agencies (federal, state, and local) are generally required to provide public records of projects, and their websites are easy to find.
Additional searches you might find useful include news databases, like Ethnic NewsWatch or Alt-PressWatch, to see how local communities report on and react to the project; and databases like Environmental Studies to find out more about methods or discoveries related to the project.
Starting with the issue and location
Example: Oregon Oak Prairie Restoration Efforts and Bluebird Populations
If you don't know who's in charge of the work, or if the work is not supported by a major agency or nonprofit, try searching Google Scholar (here's how to link Google Scholar to PCC databases). You'll find relevant journal articles; if you scroll down to Acknowledgments (usually just above the references), you'll find the funding sources for the project -- sometimes their websites will provide more information; sometimes you'll need to work with several articles to find out all that you need to know about the project. You may also want to search for the authors of the articles, and see what they've written about the project. News searches may be useful as well.
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