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Soil chemistry adjacent to roads treated with dust control products at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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2015-07-15

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Kunz, B. K., 2016, Tables containing soil chemistry adjacent to roads treated with dust control products at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7K64G7D.

Summary

The health of soils along roadways is critical for maximizing habitat quality and minimizing negative ecological effects of roads. Adjacent to unpaved roads, soil chemistry may be altered by the deposition of dust, as well as by road treatment with dust suppressants or soil stabilizer products. If present in roadside soils, these product residues may be available to plants, terrestrial invertebrates, or small mammals. Unfortunately, very few studies have attempted to track the transport of dust suppressants after application. As part of a larger ongoing study on the environmental effects of dust suppressant products on roadside plants and animals, we sampled roadside soils at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Replicated road [...]

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Point of Contact :
Bethany K Kunz
Originator :
Bethany K Kunz
Metadata Contact :
CERC Data Managers
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

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Soil_chemistry_adjacent_to_roads_treated_with_dust_control_products_at_Squaw_Creek_National_Wildlife_Refuge-2.xml
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Purpose

The data were collected to better understand how application of dust suppressant chemicals to roads might affect roadside soils and roadside organisms.

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