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Characterizing Contaminant Exposure of Mountain Plovers on Wintering Grounds in California and Breeding Grounds in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana: Contaminants Report Number: R6&R8/725C/11 2011.
The mountain plover (Charadrius montanus) is a shorebird that primarily inhabits dry upland sites, such as shortgrass prairie and shrub-steppe landscapes during both wintering and breeding seasons. Nesting occurs primarily in...
Review and Management Recommendations for study titled "Retention time of chlorophacinone in the tissues of black-tailed prairie dogs exposed to chlorophacinone bait.": Final Report 2011.
Final report and management recommendations for the Off-Refuge Environmental Contaminants Investigation titled "Retention time of chlorophacinone in the tissues of black-tailed prairie dogs exposed to chlorophacinone." The ma...
Liver Contaminants in Bald Eagles Carcasses from Maine 2011.
In Maine, locations of moribund or dead bald eagles are regularly reported to biologists and game wardens and carcasses are immediately collected. Unless a law enforcement case is suspected, eagle carcasses are destined for...
Environmental Contaminants in Fillets of Sea-run Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) from the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment 2011.
Between 2008 and 2010, skin-on fillets from seven dead adult sea-run Atlantic salmon from the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (GOM DPS) were analyzed for organochlorine compounds, PBDE, and trace metals. Five fish...
Mercury Assessment of Brandy Pond T39 MD, Maine 2011.
Brandy Pond is a remote, shallow, pond in east-central Maine. A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) nest territory has existed on the pond since the mid 1960s. Since the establishment of the nest, the bald eagle territory...
Screening-Level Assessment of Organochlorine Compounds in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge 2011.
The Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge (ARONWR) was established in 1998 on the site of the former Loring Air Force Base (LAFB), a cold-war era Strategic Air Command facility. Throughout the course of its 40+ year operationa...
Hydrogen Sulfide Monitoring near Oil and Gas Production Facilities in Southeastern New Mexico and Potential Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide to Migratory Birds and Other Wildlife 2010.
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a colorless, flammable and highly toxic gas with a characteristic odor of rotten eggs. It is produced naturally and as a result of human activity. Nationally, the largest source of hydrogen sulfide i...
Assessment of Selenium and Atrazine Exposure and Effects to Wildlife at the North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. 2010.
This study evaluated selenium and atrazine exposure and effects to fish and wildlife at North Platte National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. Atrazine was detected in 2 of 54 water samples and at lo...
Environmental Contaminants in Two Composite Samples of Piping Plover Eggs from Delaware 2010.
During June of 2009, eleven non-viable piping plover (Charadrius melodus) egg were collected from nests located at the northern end of Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware. The eggs were combined into two composite samples ...
Environmental Contaminants in Two Bald Eagle Eggs from New Hampshire 2010.
On June 12, 2006 and June 2, 2009, non-viable, addled bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) eggs were collected from nests at Pontook Reservoir on the Androscoggin River and at Silver Lake, New Hampshire (NH), respectively....
Assessment of contaminant exposure and effects on Ospreys nesting along the Lower Duwamish River, Washington, 2006-07 2009.
We evaluated the effects of contaminants on osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nesting along the lower Duwamish River (LDR), Washington, and used the upper reach of the Willamette River (WR), Oregon, as a reference site. Osprey eggs ...
WA - Trumpeter Swan Lead Shot Poisoning Investigation in Northwest Washington and Southwest British Columbia: FINAL REPORT 2009.
Trumpeter (Cygnus buccinator) and tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) populations wintering in northwest Washington State and on the Sumas Prairie, British Columbia, from 1999-2008, lost over 2,574 members, the majority (62%, 1,...
Sediment Pollutant Evaluation at Priority Dam Removal Sites in North Carolina: Final Report 2009.
Between 2004 and 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners investigated the potential for sediment contamination at three dams in North Carolina: Lowell Dam (Little River, Johnston County), Carbonton Dam (Deep Riv...
Summary of Existing Information Pertinent to Environmental Contaminants and Oil Spills on Breeding Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers 2009.
Information regarding environmental contaminants and oil spills on breeding Atlantic Coast piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) was solicited from state and federal biologists, and through database and literature searches. T...
Assessment of Mercury in Maine's Interior Bald Eagle Population 2009.
Mercury pollution is prevalent in the northeastern U.S. due to a combination of high rates of atmospheric deposition from Midwest sources and an abundance of habitats in the Northeast that effectively produce methylmercury ...
Influence of Habitat Complexity and Floodplain Reconnection Projects on the Physical and Biological Conditions of Seattle Urban Streams: Pre-Project Monitoring. Final Progress Report, 2005-2007. 2008.
We documented pre-restoration physical and biological conditions at four reaches in Thornton Creek, 95th Street, N.F. Confluence, S.F. Confluence, and Knickerbocker. For each study site (treatment) a control reach was selecte...
Contaminants in Fish and Wildlife of Lynx Lake, Arizona: Final Report 2008.
Sediment, water, crayfish, and fish were collected at Lynx Creek and Lynx Lake, Arizona in 2004 and 2005. Granite Basin Lake was used as a reference site. Both sites are located in the the Prescott National Forest. Concentrat...
Tier 1 Preliminary Evaluation of Pollutant Sources to the Impounded Reaches of Five Dams in the Neuse River Basin, North Carolina. 2008.
Impoundments are well recognized stressors to many species of riverine fishes, amphibians, mussels, crayfishes, and insects (Richter et al. 1997). Neves et al. (1997) and Watters (2000) reviewed effects of impoundments on fre...
Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy in the Southeast: An Ecoepidemiological Assessment with Emphasis on Lake Surf, North Carolina: Final Report 2008.
Between 1995 and 2005, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners investigated the occurence and significance of avian vacuolar myelinopathy in North Carolina. One aspect of the work was a cooperative study on timing and...
Assessment of Potential Toxicity and Aquatic Community Impacts Associated with Membrane and Ion Exchange Water Treatment Facility Effluents in Coastal North Carolina.: Final Report 2008.
To evaluate the significance of ion imbalance toxicity and the extent of impacts to the aquatic community associated with surface water discharge of concentrate from membrane and ion exchange water treatment processes in co...
Site-Specific Fish Tissue Mercury at Four Eastern North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges. : Final Report 2008.
To assess fish tissue mercury concentrations in species commonly consumed on eastern North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with the North Carolina Division of Water Quality a...
Environmental Contaminants in Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) from Cove Brook and Two Tributaries of the Sheepscot River 2008.
In July 2006, thirty-six brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) were collected from tributaries of two Maine rivers and used as surrogates for assessing potential contaminant exposure in Atlantic salmon parr. Eighteen trout wer...
Contaminant assessment of common terns in the Gulf of Maine. 2008.
During the 2004 and 2005 breeding seasons, a total of 50 common tern (Sterna hirundo) eggs and 42 chicks were collected from three Maine offshore islands where chick developmental abnormalities had been previously reported, a...
Environmental Contaminants in Tern Eggs from Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge 2008.
Six non-viable common tern (Sterna hirundo) and three roseate tern (Sterna dougallii) eggs were collected from Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Massachusetts and Seal Island NWR in Maine. Eggs were formed into three...
Site Assessment and Cleanup of the Youngs Road Small Arms Firing Range at Moosehorn NWR Baring, Washington County, Maine 2008.
A former small arms firing range was located adjacent to Youngs Road in an upland portion of the Baring Division of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Washington County, Maine. The small arms range had been used for decade...
Trace Elements and Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Aquatic Bird Food Chain Of Process Water Evaporation Ponds at the Little America Refinery, Casper, Wyoming 2008.
This study determined the nature and extent of trace elements, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons in evaporation ponds used for the disposal of process water from Sinclair Oil Corporation's LARCO oil refinery in Evansville, W...
Tumor prevalence in brown bullheads (Ameiurus nebulosus) from the Little Blackwater River, Maryland. 2008.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Evaluation of Wetlands Created with Effluent From a Swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Using Mallard Sentinels: Implications for McMurtrey National Wildlife Refuge. 2007.
Previous work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified nutrients, elemental contaminants, algal toxins, bacterial pathogens, and hormones as contaminants of concern (COCs) associated with wetlands created from the sec...
Endocrine Disruption in Razorback Sucker and Common Carp on National Wildlife Refuges along the Lower Colorado River : Final Report 2007.
To provide the entire Lower Colorado River with the first endocrine disruption reconnaissance study on native and non-native fishes (razorback suckers and common carp), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) chose three sam...
Sediment Quality within the Impounded Reaches of Cape Fear River Locks and Dams 2007.
This report documents an evaluation of chemical contaminants in, and toxicity of, sediments collected from impoundments created by locks and dams on the Cape Fear River in Bladen and Cumberland Counties, North Carolina. Twe...
Natural Resources Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for AT&SF (Clovis) New Mexico Superfund Site - FINAL 2007.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Final Wildlife Habitat Restoration Plan for the AT&SF Tie- Treater Superfund Site, New Mexico 2007.
The New Mexico Natural Resources Trustee, acting through the New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT) and the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), acting through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Servi...
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Contaminant Assessment. 2007.
The purpose of the Contaminant Assessment Process is to compile and summarize known past, present, and potential contaminant issues on National Wildlife Refuges. This report documents contaminant issues on the Tetlin National...
Benthic macroinvertebrate community comparison of four streams in the Juneau, Alaska, area. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Juneau Field Office 2007.
A benthic macroinvertebrate bioassessment was completed in 1995 for Steep, Salmon, Gold and Sheep creeks in Juneau, Alaska. This survey was completed to examine any differences in stream benthic communities....
Contaminant assessment of white suckers in eight DPS Atlantic salmon rivers. 2007.
White suckers (Catostomus commersoni) were collected for tissue residue analyses between 2003 and 2006 from the West Branch of the Sheepscot River, Ducktrap River, Cove Brook, Narraguagus River, Pleasant River, Machias River,...
Lead Shot Availability to Birds Using the North Platte River Near a Trap and Skeet Range 2007.
A trap and skeet shooting range gun club is located on the North Platte River, below the Guernsey Reservoir in Wyoming. In 1999, we obtained sediment samples to determine if lead shot from shooting activities was present and ...
Investigation of abnormalities in frogs on Region 5 National Wildlife Refuges: 2006 year-end report 2007.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Investigation of abnormalities in frogs on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 2007.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Benthic macroinvertebrate community comparison of four streams in the Juneau, Alaska, area. 2007.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
A Health Risk Evaluation for Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in the Lower Platte River Using Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) as a Surrogate.: Final Report 2006.
Most sturgeon species worldwide have been in steep decline since the 1900s. This research evaluated shovelnose sturgeon health, reproduction, and exposure to environmental contamination in the lower Platte River. Shovelnose s...
Recommended Water Quality for Federally Listed Species in Texas. 2006.
This technical report is an assessment of water quality requirements for aquatic species and aquatic-dependent species (e.g., shore birds) that have been listed (or proposed for listing) in Texas as threatened or endangered...
Mercury levels in seabirds in the Gulf of Maine. 2006.
We conducted a pilot study to screen mercury (Hg) levels in Gulf of Maine seabirds in an effort to determine which species are most at risk, are the most appropriate bioindicators, and to refine sampling methods. From 13 Gulf...
Environmental contaminants in an osprey egg from Upper Richardson Lake, Maine. 2006.
On July 19, 2003 an addled osprey (Pandion haliaetus) egg was collected from a nest at the northern end of Upper Richardson Lake in western Maine. The egg was analyzed by the USFWS for organochlorine compounds and trace elem...
Investigation of contaminant effects on frog development at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, New Hampshire. 2006.
For further information or to obtain a copy of this report, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office....
Evaluation of chemical, toxicological, and ecological data for the Tidal Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, Baltimore, Maryland. 2006.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Investigation of abnormalities in frogs on Region 5 National Wildlife Refuges: 2005 year-end report. 2006.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Assessment of Avian Selenium Exposure at Agroforestry Sites in California: Final Report 2006.
The west-side and southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in California is often poorly drained and infiltration of saline water into the root zone of crops affects a significant portion of the area. One option available to gr...
Risk-based monitoring of the Kingman Lake Restored Wetland, Washington, DC. 2006.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Nationwide assessment of morphological abnormalities observed in amphibians collected from United States National Wildlife Refuges. 2006.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Concentrations of Environmental Contaminants and Potential Effects on Declining Red-Throated Loon Populations in Alaska: On-Refuge Investigations Sub-Activity, Final Report. 2006.
Copies available from Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office....
A Survey of Elemental Contaminants and Organochlorines at North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, 1993. 2005.
The North Platte National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is located 8 miles northeast of Scottsbluff, in Nebraska's Panhandle. It was established by Executive Order in 1916, and was managed by the Bureau of Reclamation (BR) until 1...
Assessment of contaminants associated with coal bed methane-produced water and its suitability for wetland creation or enhancement projects 2005.
Extraction of methane gas from coal seams has become a significant energy source in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming. In Wyoming, coalbed methane (CBM) gas is extracted by drilling wells into coal seams and re...
AZ - Backwater Manipulations for Endangered Fishes: Management Implications of Selenium on National Wildlife Refuges of the Lower Colorado River: Final Report 2005.
Many studies have evaluated selenium in the lower Colorado River, but none have reviewed selenium levels after river water has been directed into previously isolated backwaters. Radtke et al. (1988) hypothesized that the sour...
Development of a Standardized Process for Ranking and Prioritizing Contaminants in the Contaminant Assessment Process. 2005.
This report describes work carried out under an interagency agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) (IAG 1445-1A09-95- 0179) to evaluate the process for ranking and p...
An Environmental Quality Assessment of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge 2005.
This study, Project ID No. 4N62, was initiated in September 2000. Habitat and fish community assessments were completed at seven sites in the Clarks River watershed in 2000. Composite young-of-year and whole-body fish and sed...
An Environmental Quality Assessment of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge a component of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2005.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Mercury in bird eggs from coastal Maine. 2005.
Maine's coastal islands and beaches provide important nesting habitat for piping plover (Charadrius melodus), least tern (Sterna antillarum), common tern (Sterna hirundo), Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea), Atlantic puffin (Fra...
Secondary lead poisoning in Golden Eagle and Ferruginous Hawk chicks consuming shot Black-tailed Prairie Dogs, Thunder Basin National Grassland, Wyoming. 2005.
Recreational shooting of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a common activity at Thunder Basin National Grassland (TBNG), Wyoming. The prairie dog carcasses left in the area are scavenged by coyotes (Canis la...
Using the Sediment Triad to characterize toxic conditions in the Chesapeake Bay (2002): An assessment of tidal river segments in the Bohemia, Elk, Northeast, and Severn Rivers. 2005.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Investigation of abnormalities in frogs on Region 5 National Wildlife Refuges: 2004 year-end report. 2005.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Tumor prevalence in brown bullheads (Ameiurus nebulosus) from the South River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 2005.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Metals in water, sediments, and fish of the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 1987-1992. 2005.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Environmental contaminants associated with swine concentrated animal feeding operation and implications for McMurtrey National Wildlife Refuge. 2004.
Waste generated by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) may contain a variety of contaminants including nutrients, pathogens, trace elements, antibiotics, and hormones. In 2000, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service be...
Sediment Contaminants at Dillsboro Reservoir: Report on Site Assessment and Sediment Analyses.: Final Report 2004.
Potential removal of Dillsboro Dam, located on the Tuckasegee River near Sylva (Jackson County), North Carolina, has caused some concern for the potential mobilization of sediment-associated contaminants accumulated behind th...
Environmental contaminants in piping plover, least tern, and common tern eggs from coastal Maine - 2003 nesting season. 2004.
Maine's coastal islands and beaches provide important nesting habitat for piping plover (Charadrius melodus), least tern (Sterna antillarum), and common tern (Sterna hirundo). These species are managed and regularly monitor...
Contaminant Survey of Sunkhaze Stream and Baker Brook: Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Milford, Maine 2004.
In 1993 a screening-level contaminant survey was conducted on Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Elevated levels of Total PCBs were found in Baker Brook sediment samples (0.78 mg/kg dw) and high chromium levels (> 1...
Ecological Risk Assessment for the Prime Hook Lead Pellet Site. 2004.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Chemical, toxicological, and ecological assessment of two tributaries at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD. 2004.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Investigation of abnormalities in frogs on Region 5 National Wildlife Refuges: 2003 year-end report. 2004.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Tumor Prevalence in brown bullheads from Darby Creek, John Heinz NWR Philadelphia, PA. 2004.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Ecological Risk Assessment for Range 17 (Trap and Skeet Range) Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD.: USFWS and USEPA 2004.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
National abnormal amphibian study, FY 2002: National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, Annual Progress Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlfie Service Technical Report. 2004.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
National abnormal amphibian study, FY2001: National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, Annual Progress Report. 2004.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Concentrations of selected essential and non-essential elements in adult male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Alaska. 2004.
Copies available from Marine Mammals Management Office....
PCBs and chlorinated pesticides in adult male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Alaska. 2004.
Copies available from Marine Mammals Management Office. ...
Water Quality Survey Report for Potential Sea Grass Restoration in West Bay of the St. Andrew Bay System in Northwest Florida. 2003.
Seagrass losses have been reported for the area of St. Andrew Bay known as West Bay, in Bay County, Florida. Utilizing both field density observations and aerial photography extrapolation for 1953, 1964, 1980 and 1992 images,...
Influence of instream physical habitat and water quality on the survival and occurrence of the endangered Cape Fear shiner.: Master's Thesis 2003.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
An Environmental Quality Assessment of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge 2003.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Factors Affecting Food Chain Transfer of Mercury in the Vicinity of the Nyanza Site, Sudbury River, Massachusetts 2003.
The influence of the Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Superfund Site on the Sudbury River, Massachusetts, was assessed by analysis of sediment, fish prey organisms, and predator fish from four locations in the river system. Whiteha...
Evaluating the Health of Our National Wildlife Refuges: Amphibian Abnormalities 2003.
Reason for Concern The Service helps conserve habitat through the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuges), the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lands set aside specifically for the conservation of wildlife. T...
Evaluation of endocrine disrupting effects in Potomac River fish. 2003.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Investigation of abnormalities in frogs on Region 5 National Wildlife Refuges: 2002 year-end report 2003.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Evaluating the potential water quality impacts of Animal Feeding Operations on National Wildlife Refuges on the Delmarva Peninsula. 2003.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Investigation of fish contaminant concentrations at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge, VA. 2003.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Assessing the bioavailability of organic contaminants in the Anacostia River using semipermeable membrane devices and filter-feeding clams. 2003.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Contaminant monitoring in the Kingman Lake Restored Wetland, Washington, DC. 2003.
For further information, please see the contact information for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office. http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/contact.html...
Sediment Contamination Survey on St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. 2002.
A survey was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to assess habitat quality on the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Sediment samples were collected at 32 sites within (n = 14) or north (n = 18) of the NWR....
Survey of Dioxin and Furan Compounds in Sediments of Florida Panhandle Bay Systems. 2002.
A sediment quality survey was conducted in the Florida Panhandle (Panhandle) over a period of 10 years (1992 to 2001). The survey examined which dioxin and furan compounds may be present in sediments of the bay systems, their...
Determination of impacts on the endangered Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri) at Mortenson National Wildlife Refuge from ammonium nitrate concentrations. 2002.
The endangered Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri) is a glacial relict species confined to the Laramie Plains of southeastern Wyoming. Once common in the area, it declined dramatically in the 1970's and was subsequently listed unde...
Oil Field Produced Water Discharges into Wetlands in Wyoming. 2002.
Department of Environmental Quality's (WDEQ) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. Wyoming is one of a few states that allows the discharge of oil field produced water into surface waters f...
Organochlorine compounds and mercury in bald eagle eggs, Penobscot River, Maine. 2002.
Four bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) eggs from three nests on the Penobscot River, Maine, were analyzed for organochlorine contaminants and mercury. Eggs were collected in June 2000 within two weeks of nest abandonmen...
Water Quality Issues as Potential Limiting Factors Affecting Juvenile Atlantic Salmon Life Stages in Maine Rivers: A Report to the Maine Atlantic Salmon Technical Advisory Committee 2002.
The Signatories to the Maine Atlantic Salmon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), in a letter to the TAC chair, requested guidance to resolve the issue whether water quality issues are a concern for the management of Atlanti...
National malformed amphibian study, FY2000: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Annual Progress Report 2002.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Water quality, and metal and metalloid concentrations in water, sediment, and fish tissues from Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. 1995-1997. 2002.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Trace element concentrations in plants and sediments at Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge. 2001.
Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in the Sandhills of western Nebraska, an area which contains the largest remaining tract of mid-grass and tall-grass prairie in North America. Land use surrounding the r...
Environmental contaminants in Arctic tern eggs from Petit Manan Island, Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, Milbridge, Maine. 2001.
Petit Manan Island is a 3.5-hectare (~ 9 acre) island that lies approximately 4-kilometers (2.5-miles) from the coastline of Petit Manan Point, Steuben, Washington County, Maine. It is one of nearly 40 coastal islands withi...
Total mercury and methylmercury in freshwater mussels Elliptio complanata from the Sudbury River watershed, Massachusetts. 2001.
Remedial investigations associated with the Superfund Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found highly elevated levels of mercury in sediment and fish samples from the Sudbury River, Massachusetts. Ou...
Contaminants in Bats Roosting in Abandoned Mines at Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, 1998-1999 2001.
This report documents levels and potential effects of trace element and organochlorine pesticide concentrations in four bats species collected from four abandoned mines on Imperial National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and from th...
Kensington Mine Area, Alaska: Baseline contaminant study 2001.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Bioavailability and exposure assessment of petroluem hydrocarbons and trace elements in birds nesting near the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming. 2000.
The objectives of this study were to compare refinery-related petroleum hydrocarbon concentrations in nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) and nestling house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) at sites along the North Platte...
Selenium in a Wyoming Grassland Community Receiving Wastewater from an In Situ Uranium Mine 2000.
Water, soil, vegetation, grasshoppers (Family Acrididae), bird eggs and bird livers collected at a 23.5 hectare (58 acres) grassland irrigated with wastewater from an in situ uranium mine (Study Area) and a reference site i...
Environmental Contaminant Surveys at National Wildlife Refuges in West Tennessee 2000.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Trace element exposure in benthic invertebrates from Grove Pond, Plow Shop Pond, and Nonacoicus Brook - Ayer, Massachusetts. 2000.
Remedial investigations associated with the Superfund Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found highly elevated levels of several trace elements in sediment samples from Grove Pond and Plow Shop Pond i...
Homeowner's Guide to Protecting Frogs -: Lawn and Garden Care 2000.
Homeowners use up to 10 times more chemical pesticides per acre on their lawns than farmers use on crops, and they spend more per acre, on average, to maintain their lawns than farmers spend per agricultural acre. During...
Environmental Contaminants in Fauna Collected from Amchitka Island, Alaska. 2000.
Copies available from Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office...
Environmental Contaminants in American and Arctic Peregrine Falcon Eggs in Alaska, 1979-95 2000.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Organochlorine Concentrations in Burbot (Lota lota) livers from Fairbanks, Alaska, and Kanuti, Tetlin and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuges, Alaska, 1998 2000.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Areas susceptible to irrigation-induced selenium contamination of water and biota in the western United States 1999.
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Trace elements in the aquatic bird food chain at the North Ponds, Texaco Refinery Casper, Wyoming 1998.
The objectives of this study were to determine nesting success of aquatic birds, trace element concentrations in the aquatic food chain, and whether trace elements were biomagnifying through the aquatic food chain of ponds ...
Arsenic, mercury, selenium, and organochlorine compounds in interior least tern eggs in the Northern Great Plains states, 1992-1994 1997.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
An investigation of irrigation-related contaminants in water, bottom sediment, and biota from Goshen County, Wyoming 1997.
We conducted a comprehensive evaluation of trace element concentrations in water, sediment, aquatic vegetation, aquatic invertebrates, waterbird eggs, and fish resulting from irrigation drainwater during 1995 in Goshen Coun...
A Resource and Contaminant Assessment of the Bear Creek Watershed McCreary County, Kentucky Scott County, Tennessee 1997.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) Contaminants Summary Report. 1997.
Copies available from Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office....
Baseline Hydrocarbon Sampling for the Valdez Duck Flats, Valdez, Alaska. 1997.
Copies available from Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office...
Contaminant Residues in Bald Eagles (Heliaeetus leucocephalus) from Adak Island, Alaska. 1997.
Copies available from Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office...
Environmental Contaminants in Three Eider Species from Alaska and Arctic Russia. 1997.
Copies available from Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office...
Contaminant concentrations in sediments and plants of placer mining settling ponds from interior Alaska. 1997.
Copies available from Fairbanks office....
Clinch River Project:: Sediment Contaminants in the Lower Clinch River 1996.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Contaminant Analyses of Water and Sediment at Key Cave, Lauderdale County, Alabama 1996.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Sediment Contaminant Assessment for Shoal Creek, Lawrence County, Tennessee 1996.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Impacts of Coal Mining-Related Contaminants on Freshwater Mussels: Little South Fork Cumberland River, Kentucky: Special Report 1996.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Contaminant Case Report: Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) Eggs and Feathers from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. 1996.
Anchorage Field Office, Ecological Services. Technical Report. Copies available from Anchorage Fish & Wildlife Field Office. ...
Organochlorine pesticide and metal concentrations in two lynx from the Robertson River Area, Alaska. 1996.
Copies available from Fairbanks Office....
Water quality and metal and metalloid contaminants in sediments and fish of Koyukuk, Nowitna and the Northern Unit of Innoko National Wildlife refuges, Alaska, 1991. 1996.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Metal Concentrations in Sediments and Selected Biota in Gastineau Channel, Juneau, Alaska. 1996.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
St. Lazaria Island Alaska Maritime NWR Military Contaminants Investigations. 1996.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Metal and Metalloid Contaminants in Water, Sediments, Fish and Mammals of Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 1985-1990. 1995.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
A contaminant evaluation of the Big Blue River in southeastern Nebraska 1994.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Background contaminants evaluation of the Republican River drainage: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska 1993.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
An Investigation of Trace Element Contamination at Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge 1993.
Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge (Bamforth) located in southeast Wyoming serves as an important resting area for several species of migratory waterbirds. Surveys were conducted in the summer months of 1992 to determine bi...
Contaminant Concentrations in Water and Sediments From Shelta Cave 1993.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
An Investigation of Sediment Toxicity in Horse Lick Creek (Upper Cumberland Drainage) 1993.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Contaminant baseline data for water, sediments, and fish of Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 1987-1988. 1993.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Pathology and contaminant case report on three Steller's eiders from Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Fairbanks, AK 1993.
Copies available from Fairbanks office....
In situ toxicity testing with locally collected Daphnia. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Biol. Report. 1993.
Copies available from Fairbanks office....
Heavy metal concentrations in liver and kidney tissues of Pacific walrus: Continuation of a baseline study. 1993.
Copies available from Marine Mammals Management Office....
Metal concentrations in blood from an adult bald eagle nesting at Clinton Reservoir in Kansas 1992.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Metals and organic compounds in fish and sediments from the Missouri and lower Kansas Rivers in 1991 1992.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Contaminants survey of the proposed Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge 1992.
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 p...
Contaminant Baseline Data for Water, Sediments, and Fish of the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, 1985-1988. 1992.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Contaminant Baseline Data for Water, Sediments, and Fish of the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, 1985-1988. 1992.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Metals and organic compounds in Missouri River fish in 1988 1991.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
An investigation of metals in sediment and biota of Marine Ways Bay at U.S. Coast Guard Base Ketchikan. 1991.
Description or Abstract Not Available...
Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality, Bottom Sediment, and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the Tulare Lake Bed Area, Southern San Joaquin Valley, California, 1986-87 1988.
Concentrations of numerous toxic trace elements and pesticides were measured during 1986 in water, sediment, and biota from three areas near the Tulare Lake Bed, southern San Joaquin Valley, California: Kern National Wildlife...
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