CBSM-Total Phosphorus Monitoring for Mussel Habitat

Purpose

This study will provide data useful to the management and protection of declining Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra) populations in the Little Wolf River to prevent their extirpation. Total phosphorous monitoring will contribute to water quality associations to snuffbox presence and advance the state of knowledge for their conservation. Results will enhance the State Wildlife Action Plan to derive actions that respond to multiple threats and identify threats that are not currently being addressed.

Objective

Objective 1) Identify sources causing increased levels of total phosphorous at the Highway 22 mussel monitoring site. Objective 2) Examine the effects of total phosphorous on local mussel populations.

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This study will provide data useful to the management and protection of declining freshwater mussel populations in the Little Wolf River to prevent their extirpation. Total phosphorous monitoring will contribute to water quality associations to freshwater mussel presence and advance the state of knowledge for conservation. Results will enhance the State Wildlife Action Plan to derive actions that respond to multiple threats and identify threats that are not being addressed.
This study will provide data useful to the management and protection of declining freshwater mussel populations in the Little Wolf River to prevent their extirpation. Total phosphorous monitoring will contribute to water quality associations to freshwater mussel presence and advance the state of knowledge for conservation. Results will enhance the State Wildlife Action Plan to derive actions that respond to multiple threats and identify threats that are not being addressed.
This study will provide data useful to the management and protection of declining freshwater mussel populations in the Little Wolf River to prevent their extirpation. Total phosphorous monitoring will contribute to water quality associations to freshwater mussel presence and advance the state of knowledge for conservation. Results will enhance the State Wildlife Action Plan to derive actions that respond to multiple threats and identify threats that are not being addressed.
Photo taken during August sampling at Spiegelberg Creek at Sh 22 Wayside and Cemetery Rd
Photo taken during August sampling at Little Wolf River At Hwy 22 Bridge (25)
Photo taken during August sampling at Thiel Creek at Cemetery Road