New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England



Environmental Contaminants
Special Studies

The New England Field Office has conducted, assisted in, or funded contaminant investigations both on and off National Wildlife Refuges in New England.

These investigations, funded by the Service’s Washington Office, examine levels of contaminants in wildlife. The results of these investigations have been used by federal regulatory agencies and state environmental departments to protect human health and the environment.The reports have been peer-reviewed by USFWS environmental contaminant specialists, other government scientists, state biologists, or scientists from non-governmental organizations.

FWS biologist collecting sediment samples
Biologists collecting samples.
USFWS photo

Completed Studies

Current Studies


Last updated: December 1, 2009