The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Resources Management

Resources management

General

▶Agencies

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (Interior Dept.), Resources and Planning, 1849 C St. N.W., #5646, 20240; (202) 208-4896. David Jenkins, Assistant Director.

Web, www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa

Manages more than 245 million acres of public land and about 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate for several uses. Develops and implements natural resource programs for renewable resources use and protection, including management of forested land, rangeland, soil and water quality, recreation, and cultural programs.

Interior Dept. (DOI), 1849 C St. N.W., MS 7328, 20240; (202) 208-7351. Debra Anne (Deb) Haaland, Secretary; George Franchois, Library Director, (202) 208-6773. Employee directory, (202) 208-3100. Library, (202) 208-5815. Press, (202) 208-6416.

General email, feedback@ios.doi.gov

Web, www.doi.gov, Twitter, @Interior, Facebook, www.facebook.com/USInterior, Blog, www.doi.gov/blog and Library, www.doi.gov/library

Manages most federal land through its component agencies. Responsible for conservation ...

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