Re: NANFA-- Native Fish and Feral Hogs - a request for

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 15:33:24 -0800

Rob, when I was working on the riparian zone page, I found a few web
resources, and one has a fairly long literature list. It's an article
called "Buffer zones and water quality protection: general principles" at . It might not be
what you need, but it may be worth a look. Good luck.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

At 08:39 AM 12/20/00, you wrote: >The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge has recently acknowledged a problem >with feral hogs on the Refuge. The staff has been compiling background >information on feral hog ecology, environmental problems caused >by/associated with feral hogs, and potential control methods in order to >present a comprehensive action plan to our governing body. > >One of the environmental problems that has been mentioned in the literature >is increased sediment loads due to the hogs' habit of rooting and wallowing >along shorelines and in wetlands. While this is mentioned in the >literature, real documentation is not present. Does anyone know of any >references documenting increased sedimentation related to feral hog >activity? Or, increased sedimentation due to any other vertebrate activity? >Increased sedimentation from human activities, i.e. logging, agriculture, >development, etc. probably is too excessive to be applicable in this case. >Any other references relating to potential or documented effects of feral >hogs on native fish/aquatic invertebrate populations would be greatly >appreciated. > >NOTE: My apologies to anyone who feels this is off-topic. > >Rob Denkhaus >Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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