Prevent contaminant impacts and restore those resources that have been
impacted by environmental contaminants.
The Environmental Contaminants Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides specialized expertise in pollution science to identify and prevent adverse effects from environmental contamination, and then to restore natural resources that have been injured or loss by contamination. We respond to oil and chemical spills, help develop spill contingency response plans, determine water quality effects on fish and wildlife, determine pesticide effects, and conduct realty preacquision surveys. We conduct natural resource damage assessments, ecological risk assessments, pollution studies, and realty preacquision appraisals. We integrate our actions with other agency activities and we work with State, Federal, Tribal agencies, and private organizations.
Region 3 personnel from the National Wildlife Refuge System, Migratory Birds Program, and Environmental Contaminants Program form a science team. The science team is investigating whether lead ammunition used in deer hunting on Refuge lands has the potential to cause mortality in bald eagles foraging on the offal. Click here for more information on a study to test liver tissue for lead exposure from dead bald eagles being shipped off to the National Eagle Feather Repository.
To request more information, please contact:
Environmental Contaminants Program Team Leader
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1511 47th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-757-5800 Extension 206
Field Office Environmental Program Activities:
Natural Resource Restoration
Spill Contingency Planning and Response
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