Author

Jason Eckberg

Award Date

Spring 2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Dr. Darren Divine

Number of Pages

30

Abstract

Lead shot has been banned for hunting waterfowl since 1974, but lead poisoning continues to be a major problem in many waterfowl habitats. In December of 1999, soil samples were collected from the Honeybee pond at the Overton Wildlife Management area to determine the lead pellet concentration and the availability of lead shot to waterfowl. There were no shot pellets recovered from the thirty-one samples taken from the pond. Based on this information waterfowl do not appear to be exposed to lead in the pond areas at OWMA.

Keywords

Lead poisoning in animals; Waterfowl shooting; Habitat (Ecology); Honeybee pond; Overton Wildlife Management Area (Nev.); Nevada; Shot (Pellets); Soil pollution

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources Management and Policy

Language

English


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