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Document Title:

Contaminant Assessment Process Report for Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

AUTHOR(S):
J. L. Chirhart Laura Coppock Andrew Archuleta


PAGES:
1 - 57

PUBLICATION DATE: May 5, 2003

ABSTRACT:
The Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (BEST) program identifies and evaluates the effects of environmental contaminants on lands and biological resources managed by the Department of the Interior (DOI). The primary goals of the BEST program are: 1) determine the status and trends of environmental contaminants and their effects on biological resources, 2) identify, assess, and predict the effects of contaminants on ecosystems and biological populations, and 3) provide summary information to managers and the public for guiding conservation efforts. One tool used to reach these goals is the Contaminant Assessment Process (CAP). CAP is a two-part process involving a retrospective analysis of existing information to assess contaminant threats to lands managed by DOI bureaus. On refuges, this analysis is conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and funded by BEST. Secondly, if a likely or suspected contaminant issue is identified in the first part of the CAP process, sampling is conducted to confirm the presence of contaminants or their effects.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/contaminants/papers/ArapahoCAP.pdf, 8 MB

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Appendix (5MB pdf)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region, Environmental Contaminants
Last updated: February 13, 2013