Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Streams of the Runnymede Sanctuary Based on Physical, Chemical, and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

1024 681 Stroud Water Research Center

The 1,670-acre Runnymede Sanctuary was created to preserve the extensive natural, historic, and scenic resources harbored by the property and to facilitate appropriate study and use of those resources. Its forests, shrublands, meadows, and hayfields offer important habitat for local and migratory wildlife and ensure replenishment of groundwater that supports the many water sources feeding Doe Run. This study quantifies the condition of Doe Run and its tributaries as they enter and exit the sanctuary based on water chemistry and aquatic macroinvertebrates at the sanctuary and at other streams in the region.

Funded by: Runnymede Sanctuary

Principal investigators: John K. Jackson and Bernard W. Sweeney

Collaborators: Melinda D. Daniels and Valérie Ouellet (Northeast Fisheries Science Center)

Project years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021