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


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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,


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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Bethany K Kunz
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Bethany K Kunz
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CERC Data Managers
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Columbia Environmental Research Center

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EnviroKleen Soil Analysis.csv 939 Bytes text/csv
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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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DOI doi:10.5066/F7K64G7D

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