Accession Number : ADA327507

Title :   Environmental and Ecology Branch Triennial Progress Report 1977 Through 1979.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 77-31 Dec 79,

Corporate Author : ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT

Personal Author(s) : Chinn, M. L. ; Crane, G. T. ; Choules, L. G. ; Davis, R. V. ; Garbett, M.

PDF Url : ADA327507

Report Date : MAR 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The objective of the US Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Environmental and Ecology Branch surveillance program has been to monitor the proving ground and adjacent areas for adverse impacts attributable to human activities or natural events, and to preclude deliterious effects of testing and related operations. As in previous years, the experimental observations recorded in this report show that no adverse impact occurred as a result of the military and civilian activities conducted at the rovin round. It was determined that (a) there were no abnormal fluctuations of the local jackrabbit populations, (b) the incidence of tularemia in jackrabbits appeared to decline slightly, (c) the incidence of tularemia in other species remained relatively unchanged, and (d) the levels of erythrocytic acetylcholinesterase of cattle and sheep surveyed were well within the baselines established for these animals. As a result of In-house Laboratory Independent Research, epidemiological conditions responsible for maintaining California encephalitis virus in western Utah were determined. In addition, valuable data were obtained which extend and refine the historical record of the dynamics of the jackrabbit population.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ECOLOGY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, HUMANS, DYNAMICS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, ANIMALS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ERYTHROCYTES, BOVINES, SURVEILLANCE, MENTAL ABILITY, CIVIL AFFAIRS, ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, ABNORMALITIES, UTAH, SHEEP, FRANCISCELLA TULARENSIS, CALIFORNIA ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE