wildlife survey Articles

  • CPV gives a raft of support for wildlife islands

    Floating islands have been constructed by the pipework engineering company CPV Ltd for bio-engineering and erosion consultants Water-Lines Solutions Ltd. The floating islands, using a buoyancy subframe, were recently installed as part of a new nature reserve, now being created at a former quarry and landfill in Rugby. Prefabricated at CPV’s Romsey production site, a total of 106 frames ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Efforts to standardize wildlife toxicity values remain unrealized

    Wildlife toxicity reference values (TRVs) are routinely used during screening level and baseline ecological risk assessments (ERAs). Risk assessment professionals often adopt TRVs from published sources to expedite risk analyses. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) developed Ecological Soil Screening Levels (Eco‐SSLs) to provide a source of TRVs that would improve ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • RCBWG Releases Summary of Best Practices Survey on Engaging Faith Communities

    SCB's Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) released a summary of the its Best Practices Survey of SCB members on engaging faith communities. Conducted on behalf of RCBWG from May 31-September 10, the results of this survey underscore the benefits to conserving biological diversity when ...

  • Mongolia - Environment and natural resource management socio-economic survey (ENRMSS 2010)

    Mongolia has very significant natural resources and a large part of the population is dependent on them for their daily living. The impact of the state of the environment on the living standards of herders is obvious, but also Mongolians living in the capital Ulaanbaatar have learned that air pollution, especially in winter, and other environmental problems have a deep impact on their living ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • First stage of the Grand West Asian Wintering Waterbird Survey in Saudi Arabia completed

    The 5th Conservation Status Report produced by Wetlands International for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) highlighted that our understanding of the status of wintering waterbirds is the weakest in the West Asian / East African flyway. This is ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Innovative Strategies to Apply Water Quality Criteria for Bacteria: A 50-State Survey of EPA-Approved Approaches for Freshwaters

    ABSTRACTSection 101 of the Clean Water Act requires recreational activities to be protected when and where they occur. States, which have adopted a wide variety of strategies to meet this obligation, have one or more formal use classifications to recognize different types of recreational activities. Most states have developed narrative or numeric water quality criteria to limit pathogen pollution ...

  • A study of the compatibility of habitat and water quality enhancement objectives in urban wetlands of southern California, USA

    With the rising urbanization of the coastal watersheds of California, requirements for control of urban runoff have created demand for treatment wetlands to improve surface water quality and attenuate storm flows. Concurrent with this need, significant wetland and riparian habitat have been lost. Pressure is mounting to restore, enhance, and create wetlands with multiple objectives (i.e., habitat ...

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Monitors - Regulatory Specialization NOS

    Environmental monitors (EMs) are individuals who observe the environment and the impacts of human and industrial activities, and communicate this information to various stakeholders. In this way, they may help to mitigate negative environmental impacts. In addition to the Core document, which contains the core skills needed for all EM careers, there are two areas of specialization for EMs: ...


    By ECO Canada

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Monitors - Research Specialization NOS

    Environmental monitors (EMs) are individuals who observe the environment and the impacts of human and industrial activities, and communicate this information to various stakeholders. In this way, they may help to mitigate negative environmental impacts. In addition to the Core document, which contains the core skills needed for all EM careers, there are two areas of specialization for EMs: ...


    By ECO Canada

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Monitors - CORE NOS

    Environmental monitors (EMs) are individuals who observe the environment and the impacts of human and industrial activities, and communicate this information to various stakeholders. In this way, they may help to mitigate negative environmental impacts. In addition to this Core document, which contains the core skills needed for all EM careers, there are two areas of specialization for EMs: ...


    By ECO Canada

  • £1.3m to help waning pond life

    Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) more than £1.3 million has been awarded to a scheme designed to train a wide variety of people as “citizen scientists”, enabling them to monitor and protect ponds and streams that play home to a large amount of British ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Water supply planning & environmental studies

    Client: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Completion Date: 1998 Services Provided Surface water modeling Groundwater modeling Storage reservoir siting and assessment Facility modifications Water supply alternative evaluations Water quality analysis Hydrology and hydraulics ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Harlem, MT USA WWTP Uses FLUMP - 2013-case study

    Excessive lagoon sludge accumulation contributes to the poor performance of any treatment system.  Removing sludge from lagoon cells improves treatment and addresses violations in the Department of Environmental Quality enforcement action. The City of Harlem, Montana has a three cell partially mixed aerated lagoon system constructed in 1985.  The lagoon system discharges to the Milk ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Biodiversity Detectives Solve Mysteries with Environmental DNA

    For years, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 1.2 million gallon main tank has been a source of thrill for visitors seeking fish-eye views of life in the pounding Pacific Ocean right outside its doors. Now, thanks to advances in DNA sequencing, it’s also becoming a model for how to survey life inthat vast ocean with just a few glasses of water. In a study published last January in ...


    By Ensia

  • Developing a Bacteria TMDL in Engineered Channels: The Los Angeles River, A Case Study

     Keywords: Engineered Channels, Bacteria, TMDL, Los Angeles River Problem Statement and Objectives: Many rivers in the US are channelized to control stormwater runoff and reduce the impacts of major flood events in the region. The characteristics of channelized rivers may vary from a completely concrete-box or trapezoidal channel to those with “soft-bottom” streambeds. ...

  • Mapping of freshwater aquifers case study

    Big Pine Key, Florida The Nature Conservancy is coordinating investigations to document the physical and biological changes that will occur on small oceanic islands as a result of sea level rise. Big Pine Key, FL is one of the primary areas of investigation because of extensive previous work and that a large portion of the island is a National Wildlife Refuge and therefore not subject to ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Mapping of freshwater aquifers by GeoView case study

    Big Pine Key, Florida The Nature Conservancy is studying the physical and biological changes that will occur on small oceanic islands as a result of sea level rise. Big Pine Key, Florida is one of the primary areas of investigation because of extensive previous work on the key and because a large portion of the island is a National Wildlife Refuge. As part of the investigation, GeoView ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Permafrost Monitoring - High resolution temperature profiling of active layer permafrost at Teshekpuk Lake - Case Study

    Teshekpuk Lake is the largest lake in the Alaskan Arctic and the third largest lake in the state. Given the importance of this region to an abundance of native wildlife and expected environmental changes associated with projected sea-level rise, coastline erosion and oil and gas development, the Teshekpuk Lake Observatory (TLO) was established as an effort to gain a ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water case study

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Wales, 2000 - 2008 (ongoing) Rehabilitation and ongoing maintenance of Hydrometric network for monitoring water abstraction and compensation flow gauges across the whole of Wales. Hydro-Logic has been commissioned by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to install, operate and maintain a large network of telemetry enabled reservoir level and compensation ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • DCWW Network Maintenance

    Hydro-Logic has been commissioned by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to install, operate and maintain a large network of telemetry enabled reservoir level and compensation flow gauges across the whole of Wales. The initial contract covered five years and following an EU OJEC re-tendering process, a new contract for six years was awarded in April 2006. Both contracts include the survey and rehabilitation of ...

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