Guide to the North Area Environmental Council Records, 1968-2001 AIS.1995.08

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Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
North Area Environmental Council Records
Creator
North Area Environmental Council (Allegheny County, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1995.08
Date
1968-2001
Extent
2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract
The North Area Environmental Council Records contains materials related to the organization and its activities between 1968-2001.

Preferred Citation

North Area Environmental Council Records, 1968-2001, AIS.1995.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The North Area Environmental Council is a non-profit and citizen-led conservation organization based in northern Allegheny County that was first organized in 1969. The mission of the North Area Environmental Council is to bring matters of land use planning, conservation and safe, sustainable communities to the attention of area residents, encouraging participation to achieve the goals. Originally affiliated with the YWCA (1969-1982), this organization helped to clean up rivers, sponsored walks, picnics, and workshops, planted trees, stopped pesticide spraying, created and maintained trails, sold seedlings, held recycling drives, and presented their concerns to area officials. At the present time (2011), the North Area Environmental Council continues to serve the Pittsburgh area by hosting photography contests, acquiring land for conservation, performing assessment reports, and drafting conservation plans, among other volunteer-led initiatives.

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Scope and Content Notes

The North Area Environmental Council Records document the history of the North Area Environmental Council, an Allegheny County conservation non-profit organization founded in 1969. The collection includes materials such as guides, plans, programs, reports, maps, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles related to energy, environmental issues such as recycling and pesticide use, clean water initiatives, flood plain conservation, land use and conservation, solid and hazardous waste, storm-water management, and transportation concerns between the years 1968-2001.

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Arrangement

The North Area Environmental Council Records are arranged in ten series:

Series I. Energy

Series II. Environmental Issues

Series III. Environmental Plans and Councils

Series IV. Flood Plain Conservation and Stormwater Management

Series V. Geology

Series VI. Government

Series VII. Land Use and Conservation

Series VIII. Transportation

Series IX. Waste

Series X. Water

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, November 2011

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Allyson K. Glazier on October 28, 2011.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Environmental Action Foundation Records, 1970-1996, AIS.1996.13, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Gil Black Environmental Papers, 1990-1995, AIS.1999.03, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Leonard Green Collection, 1969-1999, AIS.2000.19, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources Environmental Quality Board Hearings Records, 1971-1972, AIS.1974.20, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Collection, 1970-1998, AIS.1999.18, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter Records, 1970-1997, AIS.2000.16, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Records, 1932-1982, AIS.1999.13, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Wyona S. Coleman Papers, 1971-2005, AIS.2000.21, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • North Area Environmental Council (Allegheny County, Pa.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.)
  • Allegheny County (Pa.) -- Politics and government
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subject(s)

  • Associations
  • Energy industries -- Environmental aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Environment
  • Environmental management -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Environmentalists -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Floodplain management -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Green movement -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Hazardous wastes -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Health and medicine
  • Land use -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Pollution -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Social action
  • Transportation
  • Transportation -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Water quality management -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County

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Previous Citation

North Area Environmental Council Records, 1968-2001, AIS.1995.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Energy 

Scope and Content Notes

The Energy series includes reports, articles, and proceedings related to fossil fuel and renewable source-based energy resources between 1978 and 1984.

  BoxFolder
Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Production in Pennsylvania, 1981 11
  Folder
Garbage as Energy, 1984 2
  Folder
Proceedings of Solar Energy Consumer Protection Workshop, Vol. 1, May 1978 3

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Series  II. Environmental Issues 

Scope and Content Notes

The Environmental Issues series includes reports, publications, newspaper articles, plans, and maps related to environmental issues such as law, industry, pesticides, and land use between 1976-1999.

  Folder
Citizens Advisory Council Annual Reports, 1978-1981 4
  Folder
Environmental Law, 1986 5
  Folder
Innovative Regions- Importance of Place and Networks, October 1999 6
  Folder
A Moment of Truth- Correcting Errors in Gregg Easterbrook's A Moment on the Earth, 1995-1996 7
  Folder
Newspaper Articles, 1981 8
  Folder
Pennsylvania's Recreation Plan Summary, c. 1976 9
  Folder
Pesticides, 1986 10
  Folder
Potential Environmental Conflict Areas Map 11

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Series  III. Environmental Plans and Councils 

Scope and Content Notes

The Environmental Plans and Council series includes plans, reports, council/committee materials, summaries, and other documents related to environmental development plans for regions within Pennsylvania (especially Allegheny County) during the years 1971-1990.

  Folder
Alternative Environmental Future Plan Map 12
  Folder
Alternative Environmental Future Development Plan- Public Meeting Minutes, April 26, 1977 13
  Folder
Background Report on Allegheny County's Alternative Environmental Plan- Future Meetings, 1977 14
  Folder
Environmental Councils 15
  Folder
Marshall Township Comprehensive Plan, November 1990 16
  Folder
Southwestern Pennsylvania Outline Regional Plan 1972-1985, 1971 17
  Folder
Study Advisory Committee 1978 18
  Folder
Summary of Pennsylvania Master Environmental Plan, November 1981 19

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Series  IV. Flood Plain Conservation and Storm-water Management 

Scope and Content Notes

The Flood Plain Conservation and Storm-water Management series contains studies, plans, reports, handbooks, program information, and ordinances related to the Allegheny River basin, storm-water, erosion and sediment control, flood-proofing, flood insurance, and landsliding during the years 1968-1984.

  Folder
Allegheny River Basin Water and Related Land Resources Study, July 1977 20
  Folder
Allegheny Stormwater Management Plan Act 167, 1982-1984 21
  Folder
Environmental Concerns in Local Flood Plain Management, April 1979 22
  Folder
Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, Allegheny County, 1971 23
  Folder
Flood Plain Information for Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela, and Youghiogheny Rivers, March 1973 24
  Folder
Flood Proofing Regulations, June 1972 25
  Folder
Federal Flood Insurance Program, 1972-1974 26
  Folder
Landsliding in Allegheny County and Map of Susceptibility, 1975 27
  Folder
Model Flood Plain Zoning Ordinance, c. 1968 28
  Folder
Stormwater Management: A Review of Municipal Practices and Regulations, April 1980 29

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Series  V. Geology 

Scope and Content Notes

The Geology series contains informational guides to geological information about Pittsburgh and glacial maps of Oil City, Pennsylvania, in 1974.

  Folder
Use of Geological Information in Greater Pittsburgh Area, 1974 30
  Folder
A User's Guide to Glacial Map of Oil City by William Chapman 31

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Series  VI. Government 

Scope and Content Notes

The Government series contains materials related to local (Allegheny County), state (Pennsylvania), and national government departments and services during 1968-1996.

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Alliance for Justice- Lobbying and IRS, c. 1996 32
  Folder
Constitutional and Legal Limitations Affecting Local Government in Pennsylvania, March 1968 33
  Folder
Allegheny County Department of Planning and Development Inventory, March 1976 34
  Folder
Department of Environmental Resources 35
  Folder
Introduction to Environmental Planning for Local Decision Makers, July 1977 36
  Folder
Municipal Information Catalog for Allegheny County Department of Planning and Development, May 1975 37
  Folder
Procedural Guide for Pennsylvania Planning Commission, 1969 38
  Folder
A Report on Allegheny County Government Services, January 23, 1971 39

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Series  VII. Land Use and Conservation 

Scope and Content Notes

The Land Use and Conservation series contains materials such as proposals, programs, pamphlets, articles, publications, plans, and handbooks related to land acquisition, conservation, land use control, and land policy between 1971-2001

  Folder
Audubon Protecting Animals Through Habitat- Native Plants in the Creation of Backyard, Schoolyard, and Park Habitat Areas, 1997 40
  Folder
Backyard Conservation, 1998 41
  Folder
Land Acquisition Proposals for Major Regional Parks in Southwestern Pennsylvania, August 7, 1972 42
  Folder
Land Policy Programs 43
  BoxFolder
Land Use Articles, 1975-2001 21
  Folder
Montour Run Watershed Conservation, 2000 2
  Folder
Pennsylvania Land Conservation Handbook for the Allegheny Land Trust, 1995 3
  Folder
The Quiet Revolution in Land Use Control, 1971 4
  Folder
Reflections on "Save Our Land, Save Our Towns," by Thomas Hylton, February 1997 5
  Folder
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, 2001 6
  Folder
Utility Tree Trimming, 1984-1996 7

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Series  VIII. Transportation 

Scope and Content Notes

The Transportation series contains studies, reports, plans, and proceedings related to transportation, including highways, pedestrian (trails), and bikeways between 1972-1995.

  Folder
Allegheny County Road Needs Study, August 1975 8
  Folder
Impacts of Urban Freeway- East Street Expressway Report, 1972 9
  Folder
Harmony Trail Concept Plan, July 1992 10
  Folder
Hiking and Biking Feasibility Study, January 1995 11
  Folder
A Plan for Bikeways, May 1974 12
  Folder
Southwestern Pennsylvania Assembly on Highway Funding, October 3, 1975 13

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Series  IX. Waste 

Scope and Content Notes

The Waste series contains materials related to hazardous waste management, solid waste/landfill management, and recycling covering the years 1968-1996.

  Folder
Allegheny County Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management Planning Study, September 1981 14
  Folder
Criteria for Sitting Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities, 1985 15
  Folder
Glossary of Hazardous Waste Terms, c. 1980 16
  Folder
Handbook on Hazardous Waste Management, March 1982 17
  Folder
Hazardous Waste Permit Procedure 18
  Folder
Recycling, 1995-1996 19
  Folder
Sanitary Landfill Facts, 1968 20
  Folder
Summary of Pennsylvania Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Regulations, May 1983 21

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Series  X. Water 

Scope and Content Notes

The Water series contains records including water quality, supply, and service management plans, clean water handbooks and safe drinking water initiatives, and studies related to local waterway health and policy spanning the years 1970-1998.

  Folder
A Citizen's Guide to Clean Water, June 1973 22
  Folder
Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan, Chapter 6, May 1976 23
  Folder
Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan, Chapter 7, September 1976 24
  Folder
Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan, Chapter 8 25
  Folder
Comprehensive Water Supply and Service Plan for Allegheny County, 1971-1972 26
  Folder
Southwestern Pennsylvania Task Force- League of Women Voters for Clean Water 27
  Folder
Study of Facilities, Land, and Commerce Oriented to the Inland Waterways Serving Allegheny County, December 15, 1970 28
  Folder
3 Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program 29
  Folder
United States Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water, 1998 30

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