Glyphosate and other pesticides in vernal pools and streams in parks

Authors: William A Battaglin
Contribution Number: 347


Vernal pools are sensitive environments that provide critical habitats for many species, including amphibians. In 2005 and 2006, water samples were collected from vernal pools and adjacent flowing waters in Parks in Iowa, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, prior to and just after the local use of glyphosate. Results indicate that vernal pools and adjacent streams can be contaminated by the use of herbicides within Parks to control weeds in cropped areas or noxious or nonindigenous plants. Contamination also originates from pesticide use occurring outside Park boundaries.

Publication details
Published Date: 2009
Outlet/Publisher: ParkScience 26: 2
Media Format: URL

ARMI Organizational Units:
Rocky Mountains - Water
Management; Stressors; Water
Place Names:
Iowa; Washington, D.C.; Wyoming
pesticides; stressors
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