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Main Title Evaluating amphibian responses in wetlands impacted by mining activities in the western United States /
Author Linder, Greg. ; Wyant, J. ; Meganck, R. ; Williams, B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wyant, Jamie.
Meganck, Rich.
Williams, Bill.
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number ERL-COR-1289D; EPA/600/D-91/091; EPA/600/D-91/097
Stock Number PB91-191106
Subjects Amphibians--Ecology
Additional Subjects Mining ; Environmental impacts ; Amphibia ; Habitability ; Water pollution ; Populations ; Responses ; Mortality ; Field tests ; Damage assessment ; Runoff ; Sediments ; Monitoring ; Indicator species ; Toxicity ; Laboratories ; Montana ; Wetlands ; Western Region(United States) ; Case studies
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NTIS  PB91-191106 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
An increasing awareness of declining amphibian populations in the United States requires that the authors develop strategies for evaluating anthropogenic impacts on wetlands and the biota dependent upon these habitats. For example, in the western United States, mining activities may impact a wetland and its biota directly through habitat destruction or run-off of sediments and contaminants generated during mining operations. Amphibians which frequent these transition zones between terrestrial and aquatic habitats may be key biological indicators of a wetland's status. Through a demonstration project located in the mining regions of western Montana, the authors are currently using laboratory and field methods for a wetland evaluation required within a Superfund ecological risk assessment.
EPA/600/D-91/091. PB91-191106. "Published in Proceedings: Thorne Symposium, April 1991."