Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office
Conserving the Nature of America

Reports

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Scientists take samples from juvenile osprey for contaminant study. By FWS, 2013

The following materials document investigations of the Raleigh Field Office's Environmental Contaminants Program or those of our partners. Complete references and abstracts are available here; please contact the office directly for copies of publications, reports, or presentations.

2015 Reports

  • Augspurger, T. 2015. Tier 2 Sediment Sampling and Evaluation Report for Brookford Dam on Henry Fork, Brookford, NC. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Raleigh, NC. 12 pp. + appendices.

  • Drew A, Kwak T, Cope G, Augspurger T. 2015. Hierarchical Landscape Models for Endemic Unionid Mussels: Building Strategic Habitat Conservation Tools for Mussel Recovery in the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Report by USGS Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit, Raleigh, NC.

2014 Reports

  • USFWS. 2014. Biological Carbon Sequestration Accomplishments Repor [Raleigh Field Office’s Sara Ward authored six sections of this report] pdf version of this report (18 KB)

  • Augspurger, T. 2014.  Tier 1 Preliminary Evaluation of Pollutant Sources to the Impounded Reaches of Brookford Dam and Henry River Dam on Henry Fork (Catawba River Basin), North Carolina. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Raleigh, NC. 20 pp.

  • Augspurger T. 2014. Continuous water-quality monitoring at Lake Mattamuskeet - A foundation for national wildlife refuge water quality partnerships: Project Update, December 2014 Progress Report.

  • Augspurger TP, Wang N, Kunz JL, Ingersoll CG. 2014. Pollutant Sensitivity of the Endangered Tar River Spinymussel as Assessed by Single Chemical and Effluent Toxicity Tests. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Raleigh, NC pdf version of this report (1.6 MB)

2012 Reports

  • Augspurger, T. and S. Ward. 2012.  Tier 1 Evaluation of Pollutant Sources to the Impounded Reach of Clifton 2 Mill Dam, Pacolet River, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Raleigh, NC. 39 pp. + appendice pdf version of this report (4 MB)

2010 Reports

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2010. Benefits of wetland hydrology restoration in historically ditched and drained peatlands: Carbon sequestration implications of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge cooperative restoration project, January 2010 Update. Raleigh Field Office, Raleigh, NC. Summary of this report (476 kb) pdf version of this report (1.2 MB)

2009 Reports

  • Augspurger TP. 2009. Sediment Pollutant Evaluation at Priority Dam Removal Sites in North Carolina. Final Report: Off-Refuge Contaminant Study 4F38, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC. pdf version of this report (771 Kb)

  • Augspurger, T.P. and S.E. Ward. 2008. Tier 1 Preliminary Evaluation of Pollutant Sources to the Impounded Reaches of Five Dams in the Neuse River Basin, North Carolina. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC. pdf version of this report (3.4 MB)

2008 Reports

  • Ward, SE. 2008. Assessment of Potential Toxicity and Aquatic Community Impacts Associated with Membrane and Ion Exchange Water Treatment Facility Effluents in Coastal North Carolina. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC. Summary of this report (200 kb) pdf version of this report (2.4 MB)

  • Augspurger TP. 2008. Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy in the Southeast: An Ecoepidemiological Assessment with Emphasis on Lake Surf, North Carolina. Final Report: Off-Refuge Contaminant Study 4F33, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC pdf version of this report (330 kb)

  • Ward, SE. 2008. Site-Specific Fish Tissue Mercury at Four Eastern North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. USFWS, Raleigh, NC. Summary of this report (150kb)

    pdf version of this report (1.5MB)

2007 Reports

  • Augspurger, T.P., C.G. Ingersoll, N.E. Kemble, J.L. Kunz and S.E. Ward. 2007. Sediment Quality within the Impounded Reaches of Cape Fear River Locks and Dams. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey. USFWS, Raleigh, NC. Summary of this report (90kb) pdf version of this report (4.3MB)

2005 Reports

  • Ward, S., D. Shea and G. Cope. 2005. Development of a Standardized Process for Ranking and Prioritizing Contaminants in the Contaminant Assessment Process, U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Raleigh, NC. 143 pp. Summary of this report (640kb) pdf version of this report (890kb)

2004 Reports

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2004. Sediment Contaminants at Dillsboro Reservoir: Report on Site Assessment and Sediment Analyses. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Raleigh, NC. 28 pp. pdf version of this report (3.6MB)

2003 Reports

  • Howard, A.K. 2003. Influence of instream physical habitat and water quality on the survival and occurrence of the endangered Cape Fear shiner. Masters Thesis. North Carolina State University, Department of Zoology, Raleigh, NC. 133 pp. Abstract not available in electronic format. pdf version of this document (950 KB)

2002 Reports

  • Winger, P.V. and P.J. Lasier. 2002. Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge: Potential Impacts from Dare County Landfills. Final Report, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

  • Kwak, T.J., W.G. Cope and A.K. Howard. 2002. Restoration of Cape Fear Shiner populations in North Carolina: Assessment of habitat suitability. U.S. Geological Survey-North Carolina Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and North Carlina State University-Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Raleigh, NC. 90 pp. Abstract not available in electronic format

1996 Reports

  • Beeman, D.K. and T. Augspurger. 1996. Dioxins and furans in wood duck eggs from the lower Roanoke River, North Carolina. U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Raleigh, NC. 27 pp.

  • Varela, V.W. and T. Augspurger. 1996. Cholinesterase activity as a devise for biomonitoring pesticide exposure in the freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata. U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Raleigh, NC. 26 pp.

1995 Reports

  • Augspurger, T. and K. Looney. 1995. Mercury in Lake Mattamuskeet osprey and largemouth bass, Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, Hyde County, North Carolina. U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Raleigh, NC. 19 pp.

1994 Reports

  • Benkert, K. and T. Augspurger. 1994. Draft baseline environmental contaminants survey of biota and sediment from Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, Anson and Richmond Counties, North Carolina. U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Raleigh, NC. 18 pp.

    • Benkert, K. and T. Augspurger. 1994. Draft baseline environmental contaminants survey of biota and sediment from Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, Carteret County, North Carolina. U.S. Fish Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC. 16 pp.

1992 Reports

  • Benkert, K. and T. Augspurger. 1992. Draft environmental contaminant impacts of highway runoff on freshwater mussels, Swift Creek, Nash County, North Carolina. U.S. Fish Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC. 15 pp.

  • Looney, K.T. and T. Augspurger. 1992. Mercury and other elemental contaminant residues in largemouth bass from Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. Raleigh Field Office, Raleigh, N.C. 7 pp.

  • Benkert, K. 1992. Contaminant assessment of biota and sediments in the Albemarle-Pamlico Region. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Raleigh, NC.

1990 Reports

  • Benkert, K. 1990. Limnological assessment of Lake Mattamuskeet and Pungo Lake in relation to metal residues in biota and sediments. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Carolina Field Office, Raleigh, NC. 73 pp.

 
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Program Contacts:

 

Tom Augspurger, Ecologist, 919-856-4520 ext. 21

Sara Ward, Ecologist, 919-856-4520

 

 

Mailing Address

Raleigh Field Office

P.O. Box 33726

Raleigh, NC 27636-3726

Last Updated: March 7, 2017