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Scope and Content Note

The subject category is composed of correspondence, petitions, referrals, notes, wires, post cards, resolutions, printed materials, newspaper clippings, maps and photographs concerning administration policy towards the exploitation of and preservation of the environment. Major correspondents include John Ehrlichman, John Whitaker, H.R. Haldeman, Charles Colson, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., Peter Flanigan, Richard M. Fairbanks, Bryce Harlow, William E. Timmons, John R. Brown III, Michael B. Smith, Roland L. Elliott, Ronald Ziegler, Noble M. Melencamp, Russell E. Train, John A. Love, Lee A. DuBridge, Richard K. Cook, Clark MacGregor, Kenneth E. BeLieu, Earl Butz and Walter Hickel. Related subject categories in the White House Central Files include Federal Government (FG) files for concerned agencies, commissions and White House staff; Public Relations (PR), which holds the originals of the petitions filed in this subject category; Federal Government (FE), Commodities (CM), Business-Economics (BE), Trade (TA), Recreation (RE), Real Property (RA), Legislation (LE), Judicial-Legal Matters (JL), Welfare (WE), Health (HE), States-Territories (ST), Countries (CO), Messages (ME), Publications (PU), and Speeches (SP). The Name File and the Staff Member and Office Files--particularly those of John Whitaker and John A. Love--also hold materials related to this subject category.

The Executive files typically contain communications among White House staff members and with heads of agencies, members of Congress and other important correspondents. Although General file material overlaps in type that of the Executive files--most notably in that both files usually contain exchanges with members of Congress--it is likely to be composed primarily of communications with state and local officials, representatives of concerned organizations and the general public.

NR NATURAL RESOURCES

Topics covered include establishing a Cabinet level committee on environment and natural resources; recommendations of the President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization regarding the establishment of a Department of Natural Resources and an Environmental Protection Agency; ratifications of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage; the State of the Union Speech on natural resources and the environment; the use and conservation of natural resources, energy shortages, beautification programs, water projects, national parks, meetings with environmental groups, and Presidential letters of commendation and recognition for services to the nation.

NR 1 COMMISSIONS-COMMITTEES NR 1/A-Z

Topics covered include Federal-interstate compacts regarding water resources, a proposed Executive Order to be entitled "Membership of Environmental Protection Agency on Established River Basin Commissions," a proposed Arkansas River Basin Commission, and the report of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission. The A to Z subcategory files material concerning independent river basin and other regional commissions first in three chronological subgroups -- 1969-1970, 1971-1972, 1973-1974 -- and thereunder alphabetically by name of commission.

NR 2 FISH-WILDLIFE

Topics covered include the protection of species, particularly of whales and seals; the Executive Order entitled "Environmental Safeguards on Activities for Animal Damage Control on Federal Lands"; the establishment of wildlife refuges, the effect of pollution and poison on wildlife, the conservation of tuna, Atlantic salmon negotiations, and international wildlife agreements. The Executive file contains several letters from Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; the General file has heavy concentrations of petitions protesting the slaughter of seals, and of letters thanking the President for issuing an Executive Order banning the use of poisons to control predators on Federal lands.

NR 3 FORESTS

Topics covered include the Sixth and Seventh Annual President's Report on the Status of the National Wilderness Preservation System, Presidential messages to Congress proposing additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System, National Forests, the timber supply shortage, clear cutting, and a proposed Executive Order protecting lands proposed for inclusion in wilderness areas.

NR 4 LAND

Topics covered include the Small Reclamation Projects Act, small watershed programs, coastal zone management, reclamation and water resources project, and erosion problems.

NR 5 MINERALS-METALS

Topics covered include mine safety, the coal supply, strip mining, uranium enrichment facilities, mineral resource development, seabed resource development, Federal lands leasing policy, the energy crisis, and proposed legislation to establish a national mining and minerals policy.

NR 6 OIL-NATURAL GAS

Topics covered include the Santa Barbara oil spill, oil and gas exploration incentives, Alaskan oil development, continental shelf and seabeds policy, oil spills policy, natural gas supply and pricing policy, oil lease sales procedures, shale oil development, helium conservation, and international conventions on oil pollution. The General file contains a large quantity of material on the Santa Barbara oil spill and on offshore drilling in California generally.

NR 6-1 NAVAL PETROLEUM RESERVES

The major topic covered is contracts for sale of gas and oil from naval petroleum reserves. Also covered are reserves and production at the naval petroleum reserves, the petroleum requirements of the Defense Department, and oil leases in the Santa Barbara channel.

NR 7 RIVERS-WATERS-HARBORS

Topics covered include water pollution, wetlands preservation, dams, harbor projects and port facilities, inland navigation projects, user charges on inland waterways, the siting of an east coast deepwater port for supertankers, the salinity of the Colorado River, the adoption of principles and standards for planning water resource development projects, the Water Resources Development Act of 1973, and international conventions concerning waterways.

NR 7-1 PROJECTS NR 7-1/A-Z

Topics covered include particular water projects. The General file has a very heavy concentration of material supporting the President's decision to halt construction on the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The A to Z subcategory files material concerning water projects first in three chronological subgroups--1969-1970, 1971-1972, and 1973-1974--and thereunder alphabetically by name of project.

Folder Title List

Box 1

EX NR Natural Resources 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
EX NR Natural Resources 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
EX NR Natural Resources 1973-1974 [3 of 3]
GEN NR Natural Resources 1969 [1 of 3]
GEN NR Natural Resources 1970 [2 of 3]
GEN NR Natural Resources 1971-1974 [3 of 3]

Box 2

EX NR 1 Commissions-Committees
EX NR 1/A-Z 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
EX NR 1/A-Z 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
EX NR 1/A-Z 1973-1974 [3 of 3]
GEN NR 1 Commissions-Committees
GEN NR 1/A-Z

Box 3

EX NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1969-1973 [1 of 7]
EX NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1971 [2 of 7]
EX NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1/1972-3/1972 [3 of 7]
EX NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 4/1972-12/1972 [4 of 7]
EX NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1/1973-4/1973 [5 of 7]
EX NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 5/1973-12/1973 [6 of 7]
EX NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1974 [7 of 7]

Box 4

GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 7/1969-8/1969 [1 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 9/1969-12/1969 [2 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1/1970-2/1970 [3 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 3/1970-4/1970 [4 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 5/1970-7/1970 [5 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 8/1970-12/1970 [6 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1971 [7 of 17]

Box 5

GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1/1972-2/1972 [8 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 3/3/1972-3/26/1972 [9 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 3/27/1972 [10 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 3/28/1972-3/31/1972 [11 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 4/1/1972-4/4/1972 [12 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 4/5/1972-4/30/1972 [13 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 5/1972-9/1972 [14 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 10/1972-12/1972 [15 of 17]

Box 6

GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 1/1973-5/1973 [16 of 17]
GEN NR 2 Fish-Wildlife 6/1973-7/1974 [17 of 17]
EX NR 3 Forest 1969-1970 [1 of 5]
EX NR 3 Forest 1/1971-8/1971 [2 of 5]
EX NR 3 Forest 9/1971-2/1972 [3 of 5]
EX NR 3 Forest 3/1972-12/1972 [4 of 5]

Box 7

EX NR 3 Forest 1973-1974 [5 of 5]
GEN NR 3 Forest 1/1969-3/1970 [1 of 9]
GEN NR 3 Forest 4/1970-8/1970 [2 of 9]
GEN NR 3 Forest 9/1970-10/1970 [3 of 9]
GEN NR 3 Forest 11/1970-12/1970 [4 of 9]
GEN NR 3 Forest 1/1971-7/1971 [5 of 9]
GEN NR 3 Forest 8/1971 [6 of 9]

Box 8

GEN NR 3 Forest 9/1971-2/1972 [7 of 9]
GEN NR 3 Forest 3/1972-12/1972 [8 of 9]
GEN NR 3 Forest 1973-1974 [9 of 9]
EX NR 4 Land 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
EX NR 4 Land 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
EX NR 4 Land 1973-1974 [3 of 3]

Box 9

GEN NR 4 Land 1969
GEN NR 4 Land 1970
GEN NR 4 Land 1971-1972
GEN NR 4 Land 1973-1974
EX NR 5 Minerals-Metals 1970-1972 [1 of 3]
EX NR 5 Minerals-Metals 1973 [2 of 3]
EX NR 5 Minerals-Metals 1974 [3 of 3]

Box 10

GEN NR 5 Minerals-Metals 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
GEN NR 5 Minerals-Metals 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
GEN NR 5 Minerals-Metals 1973-1974 [3 of 3]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1969 [1 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1/1970-5/1970 [2 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 6/1970-7/1970 [3 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 8/1970-12/1970 [4 of 10]

Box 11

EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1/1971-6/1971 [5 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 7/1971-3/1972 [6 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 4/1972-12/1972 [7 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1/1973-7/1973 [8 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 8/1973-9/1973 [9 of 10]
EX NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 10/1973-7/1974 [10 of 10]

Box 12

GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1/1969-4/1969 [1 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 2/1969-12/1969 [2 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1/1970-2/1970 [3 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 3/1970-5/1970 [4 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 6/1970-12/1970 [5 of 10]

Box 13

GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1/1971-9/1971 [6 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 10/1971-12/1972 [7 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 1/1973-3/1973 [8 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 4/1973-7/1973 [9 of 10]
GEN NR 6 Oil-Natural Gas 8/1973-7/1974 [10 of 10]

Box 14

EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 1969 [1 of 8]
EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 1/1970-9/1970 [2 of 8]
EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 8/1970-12/1970 [3 of 8]
EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 1971-1972 [4 of 8]
EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 1/1973-10/1973 [5 of 8]
EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 11/1973-12/20/1973 [6 of 8]

Box 15

EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 12/21/1973-12/31/1973 [7 of 8]
EX NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves 1974 [8 of 8]
GEN NR 6-1 Naval Petroleum Reserves
EX NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 1969-1970 [1 of 7]
EX NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 1971-6/1972 [2 of 7]
EX NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 7/1972-12/1972 [3 of 7]

Box 16

EX NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 1/1973-8/1973 [4 of 7]
EX NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 9/1973-10/1973 [5 of 7]
EX NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 9/1973-2/1974 [6 of 7]
EX NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 3/1974-7/1974 [7 of 7]
GEN NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 1969 [1 of 4]
GEN NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 1970 [2 of 4]

Box 17

GEN NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 1971-1972 [3 of 4]
GEN NR 7 Rivers-Waters-Harbors 1973-1974 [4 of 4]
EX NR 7-1 Projects 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
EX NR 7-1 Projects 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
EX NR 7-1 Projects 1973-1974 [3 of 3]

Box 18

EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects A-P 1969-1970 [1 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects R-Z 1969-1970 [2 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects A-C 1971-1972 [3 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 1971-1972 [4 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects D-M 1971-1972 [5 of 10]

Box 19

EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects N-S 1971-1972 [6 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects T-Z 1971-1972 [7 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects A-C 1973-1974 [8 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects D-P 1973-1974 [9 of 10]
EX NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Q-Z 1973-1974 [10 of 10]

Box 20

GEN NR 7-1 Projects 1969 [1 of 4]
GEN NR 7-1 Projects 1970 [2 of 4]
GEN NR 7-1 Projects 1971-1972 [3 of 4]
GEN NR 7-1 Projects 1973-1974 [4 of 4]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects A-B 1969-1970 [1 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Ca-Co 1969-1970 [2 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 1969-1970 [3 of 50]

Box 21

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 7/1970-11/1970 [4 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Crow-F 1969-1970 [5 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects G-K 1969-1970 [6 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects L-N 1969-1970 [7 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects O-R 1969-1970 [8 of 50]

Box 22

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects S 1969-1970 [9 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects T-Z 1969-1970 [10 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects A-C 1971-1972 [11 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 1/1971 [12 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/2/1971 [13 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/3/1971 [14 of 50]

Box 23

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/4/1971 [15 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/5/1971 [16 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal I 2/9/1971 [17 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal II 2/9/1971 [18 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal I 2/10/1971 [19 of 50]

Box 24

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal II 2/10/1971 [20 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/11/1971 [21 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/12/1971-2/16/1971 [22 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/17/1971 [23 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/18/1971 [24 of 50]

Box 25

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 1971-1972 [25 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/20/1971-2/22/1971 [26 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/23/1971 [27 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/24/1971 I [28 of 50]

Box 26

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/24/1971 II [29 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/25/1971 I [30 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/25/1971 II [31 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 2/6/1971-3/2/1971 [32 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/3/1971 [33 of 50]

Box 27

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/9/1971 [34 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/11/1971-3/16/1971 [35 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/17/1971 [36 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/18/1971-3/21/1971 [37 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/18/1971 [38 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/22/1971 I [39 of 50]

Box 28

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/22/1971 II [40 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/23/1971 I [41 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/23/1971 II [42 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/24/1971 [43 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects Cross-Florida Barge Canal 3/25/1971 [44 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects D-L 1971-1972 [45 of 50]

Box 29

GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects M-R 1971-1972 [46 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects S-Z 1971-1972 [47 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects A-H 1971-1972 [48 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects I-P 1971-1972 [49 of 50]
GEN NR 7-1/A-Z Projects O-Z 1971-1972 [50 of 50]

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