Environmental Pollution and Ecotoxicology in North Carolina
Contaminants specialists work closely with National Wildlife Refuge System managers and biologists to address contaminant issues of management concern on our refuges in North Carolina. In addition to technical assistance on pesticides, spills, and cleanups, we use tools such as the Contaminants Assessment Process (CAP), which was developed in cooperation with the US Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, to assist in evaluating contaminant threats to national wildlife refuges. In addition, field specialists conduct contaminant surveys prior to the Service buying new lands.
Tom Augspurger, Ecologist, 919-856-4520 ext. 21
Sara Ward, Ecologist, 919-856-4520 ext. 30