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Environmental Contaminants


Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge - Bear River. Photo by Keith Penner.


Environmental Contaminants Program

Contaminants specialists review environmental documents, legislation, regulations, and permits and licenses with pollution potential to ensure that harmful effects on fish, wildlife, and plants are avoided or minimized.

Some examples include:

  • analysis of documents and permits related to control of nonpoint source pollution from agriculture and urban runoff, point source pollution from industrial and municipal waste treatment facilities, and discharges of dredge and fill material;
  • review of proposed Federal projects related to mining, agricultural irrigation, range management, and oil and gas development to ensure that habitat quality concerns are adequately addressed;
  • review of EPA pesticide registration proposals to ensure that potential impacts to fish and wildlife are considered;
  • review of pesticide use on FWS lands to ensure these chemicals are properly applied and, in some cases, to recommend the use of acceptable alternatives.

For information on the contaminant program, current contaminant issues, and questions about contaminants, click on the links below.

For the National web page: https://www.fws.gov/ecological-services/habitat-conservation/contaminants.html

For the Mountain-Prairie web page (Nebraska, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas): http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov/contaminants/

Protect the environment, dispose of your medication correctly. Do Not Flush your unused or expired medication. Click on the following link for Responsible Medication Disposal Safeguards Lives and Protects the Environment guidelines.

Currently, 194 pharmacies across the state of Nebraska are taking back unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. To find a pharmacy near you, visit www.leftovermeds.com.


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: July 08, 2019
All Images Credit to and Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unless Specified Otherwise.
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