Excerpt from the report: This report deals with a national priority—that of managing our environment. It covers some of the major challenges facing scientists and regulatory officials working in agricultural research. These challenges are manifold and complex, and the scientific efforts to meet them are at times inadequate. However, some of the tools to help manage our environment are available, some are being developed and tested, many others have not reached the drawing board. Certainly not all of these tools will work. There is no panacea—no quick solution. It will require a national effort by millions of people working together. It is hoped this report will help you as an individual recognize more fully some of the challenges facing all of us—and thereby involve you in "Managing Our Environment."