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Archuleta, A.S. 1990. Contaminant Studies on the Alamosa/Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge and Relationship to Birds. Progress Report #02 (1989 Dec 1-1190 Nov 30) Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Archuleta, A.S. 1992. Report on the Big Thompson Fish Kill. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado Field Office, Environmental Contaminants Program Special Report.

Archuleta, A.S. and L.R. DeWeese. 1992. Inorganic Elements on the Alamosa/Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge and Relationships to Birds. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Contaminants Program Report No. R6/305G/92.

Archuleta, A.S., L.R. DeWeese, and A. Smykay. 1991. Organochlorines and Trace Elements in Avarian Prey of Peregrine Falcons in Colorado: Ten Years After. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Golden, CO.

Archuleta, A.S. and K. Holley. 1996. Contaminant Screening Results: Floodplain Habitat Restoration Program, Green River, UT. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Grand Junction, CO.

Balistrieri, L.S., L.P. Gough, R.C. Severson, and A.S. Archuleta. 1995. The Biogeochemistry of Wetlands in the San Luis Valley, Colorado: The Effects of Acid Drainage from Natural and Mine Sources. Colorado Geological Survey, Proceedings: Summitville Forum ’95.

Butler, D.L., R.P. Krueger, B.C. Osmundson,  A.L.Thompson, J. James, and D.W. Wickman. 1993. Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality, Bottom Sediment, and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the Pine River Project Area, Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Southwestern Colorado and Northwestern New Mexico, 1988-89. U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO. Water- Resource Investigations Report 92-4188.

Butler, D.L., R.P. Krueger, B.C. Osmundson, A.L. Thompson, and S.K. McCall. 1991. Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality, Bottom Sediment, and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basins and at Sweitzer Lake, West-Central Colorado, 1988-89.

Butler, D.L., W.G.Wright, D.A. Hahn, R.P. Krueger, and B.C. Osmundson. 1994. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Data for Detailed Study of Irrigation Drainage in the Uncompahgre Project Area and in the Grand Valley, West-Central Colorado, 1991-92. U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO. Open File Report 94-110.

Carey, C., B.C. Osmundson, H. Ramsdell, L. Livo, and S. Brinkman. 1999. Disappearance of Boreal Toads in Colorado: A Contaminant Investigation. 1994 and 1997 Project ID 6F30 Off-Refuge, Dec. ID# 9560003. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Grand Junction, CO.

Chirhart, J., L. Coppock, and A. Archuleta  2002  Contaminant Assessment Process Report for Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [PDF file 7.8M]  [PDF Appendix 5M]

Custer, C.M. and T.W. Custer. 2000. Lead Exposure and Effects in Tree Swallows Nesting on the Arkansas River, Colorado. Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey.

Custer, C.M., T.W. Custer, A.S. Archuleta, L.C. Coppock, C.D. Swartz, and J.W. Bickham. 2002. A Mining Impacted Stream: Exposure and Effects of Lead and Other Trace Elements on Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) Nesting in the Upper Arkansas River Basin, Colorado. In Handbook of Ecotoxicology, D.J. Hoffman, B.A. Rattner, G.A. Burton, Jr., J. Cairns, Jr.. CRC Press/Lewis Publishers Boca Raton, FL. pp. 787-812.

DeWeese, L. R. 1988. Trace Elements in Eagle Blood and Liver and Organochlorine Contamination in the San Luis Valley. Preliminary Reports on Results of FY87 EC Studies. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Golden, CO.

DeWeese, L.R., A.M. Smykaj, J.F. Meisner, and A.S. Archuleta. 1993. Environmental Contaminants Survey of the South Platte River In Northeastern Colorado, 1988. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Contaminants Program Report No. R6/306G/93.

Fish and Wildlife Enhancement. 1989. Results of Analysis: Whole Blood from Female Bald Eagle that Nested at Barr Lake State Park in Adams County, Colorado.

Henry, C.J., R.A. Grove, and V.R. Bentley. Effects of Selenium, Mercury, and Boron Waterbud Egg Hatchability at Stillwater, Malheur, Seedskadee, Ouray, and Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuges and Surrounding Vicinities. National Irrigation Water Quality Program Info Report No. 5. Denver, CO.

Iko, W.M., A.S. Archuleta, and F.L. Knopf. 2003. Plasma Choinestrase Levels of Mountain Plovers (Charadrius Montanus) Wintering in Central California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 22(1):119-125.

Krueger, R.P. 1988. Heavy Metals Analysis of Seven Colorado Squawfish from the Colorado and White Rivers. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, CO.

Krueger, R.P., Thompson and B.C. Osmundson. 1991. Big River Fishes: Environmental Contaminants in Fish Species used as Surrogates for Threatened and Endangered Fish of the Colorado River Basin. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, CO.

Kurey, W. 1985. Organochlorine Contaminants in Fish of the Grand Valley (Grand Junction Area of Colorado). Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, Grand Junction, CO.

Luke, D. 1997. Status of the Cassin’s Sparrow. Unpublished Student Paper.

Mueller, D.K.,L.R. DeWeese, A.J. Garner, and T.B. Sprwill. 1991. Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality, Bottom Sediment, and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the Middle Arkansas River Basin, Colorado and Kansas, 1988-89. U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO. Water Resources Investigations Report 91-4060. 84pp.

Osmundson, B.C. 1989. Colorado Squawfish Heavy Metal Analysis/Comparison to Rainbow Trout Samples Taken from Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery. Colorado State Office. R6/87/GJ1.

Osmundson, B.C. 1992. Oct. Inorganic Elements Detected in Sediments and Aquatic Biota from the Uncompahgre River and Ridgeway Reservoir, Colorado, 1987-1990. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, CO. Environmental Contaminant Report No. R6/303J/92.

Strom, S.M. 2000. The Utility of Metal Biomarkers in Assessing the Toxicity of Metals in the American Dipper. M.S. Thesis, Colorado State University.

Strom, S.M., H.S. Ramsdell, and A.S. Archuleta. 2001. Aminolevulinic acid dehydratase activity in American dippers (Cinclus mexicanus) from a metal-impacted stream. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21(1):115-120.

Thompson, A.L. and R.P. Krueger. 1990. A Comprehensive Analysis and Interpretation of Contaminant Data from the San Luis Valley, Colorado, 1986-1989. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Western Colorado Sub-office.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1987. Recovery Implementation Program for Endangered Fish Species in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Environmental Assessment, Denver, CO.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1993. Assessment of the Trout Population in the Upper Arkansas River Basin of Central Colorado. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Golden, CO.

Willingham, W.T., L.P. Parrish, W.C. Schroeder, G.R. Rodriguez, A.S. Archuleta, M.E. Smith, L.E. Herrin, A.M. Kneipp, and J.D. Gebler. 1995. Evaluation of the Chemical, Physical and Biological Conditions of the Summitville Mine Superfund Site, and Alamosa River and Associated Tributaries. Colorado Geological Survey, Proceedings: Summitville Forum ’95.

 


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