How to Use This Site

This library of documents and links brings together a wide range of information on cumulative impacts. We hope it will serve policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens as a research and education tool that will stimulate new ideas and networking around cumulative impacts.

If you know what documents, links, or specific subjects you are looking for, type key words or names in the “Search” box. See “tips” and “advanced search” for help.

Some examples of search terms: “health disparities”; Montague; “California EPA”; asthma

To learn more about cumulative impacts issues and policy, try the “Topical Search” tool.
For example:

How are communities mitigating cumulative impacts? Check Communities/environmental justice on the left and any categories under How to reduce and prevent cumulative impacts.

What tools are available for analyzing cumulative impacts? Check any or all Scope categories on the left and Methods and Tool & resources on the right.

What does the law say about cumulative impacts and how does it need to change? Check any or all Scope categories and Current law and Proposed law on the right.

To see a list of all the documents and links on the site: Click "select all" under the “Topical Search” boxes.

To access recordings of past calls of the Cumulative Impacts Working Group: Type "cumulative impacts working group" in the text bar on the Search page (include quotes).

To learn about work in progress on cumulative impacts: Go to Featured Projects on the top menu bar.

If you need help addressing cumulative impacts in your community or jurisdiction, contact . And please tell us about your work on cumulative impacts and propose new documents and links for this site.