This report is the first product of the Status and Trends Program in the National Biological Service. It is the first of a series of reports on the status and trends of the nation's plants, animals, and ecosystems. The report compiles information on many species and the ecosystems on which they depend. It provides information about causes for the decline of some species and habitats. It also gives insight into successful management strategies that have resulted in recovery of others. The report represents an effort to bridge the gap between scientists and resource managers, policy makers, and the general public.
LaRoe, E. T., Farris, G. S., Puckett, C. E., Doran, P. D., & Mac, M. J. (1999). Our living resources: a report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems. NCASI Technical Bulletin, (781 I), 300.