Draft Environmental Assessment of Open Marsh Water Management for Mosquito Control E.B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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The proposed action would permit Atlantic, Burlington, and Ocean Counties' Mosquito Control commissions to implement open marsh water management (oMwM) on some of the refuge's saltmarshes. The purpose of oMwM is to perform mechanical marsh alterations which create a variety of water regirn€si reducing the need for pesticides by providing a more lasting and effective measure of mosquito control. At the same time, the creation of ponds and the restoration of the marsh vegetation associated with OMWM returns much of the habitat degraded by paraller ditches to its pre-ditched value for wildlife. Currently, mosquito control relies almost totally on chemical control. Pesticides used in recent years include Flit MLO, Abate 4E, Abate 2G and 5G, Teknar HPo (BTI), and Altosid for mosquito larva; and Scourge and Malathion for adult mosquitos. Though all of these pesticides are EPA registered for mosquito control, there are no data on their long-term effects on the environment. The drawbacks of insecticide use in general are weIl known: potential negative impacts on non-target species, disruption of the natural food chain, potential development of insecticide resistance, offers only temporary pest control, and potential health hazards to applicators. Copies of the draft environmental assessment may be obtained from the refuge office at the address below. Those interested in commenting are encouraged to submit written comments by February 7, 1987, to the Edwin B. Eorsythe National Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 72, Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ A823L.

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Metadata Created Date December 11, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 11, 2019
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