Contribution of Animal Feeding Operations and Synthetic Fertilizers to Ammonia Deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park

IPNI-2008-USA-CO13

To ensure that agricultural producers are being treated fairly with respect to how much they contribute to ammonia deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park. Justification Ammonia (NH3) is a serious concern as both a human health and environmental issue and has recently been targeted by Colorado as a primary contributor to atmospheric and ecosystem changes in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Read more


Year of initiation:2008
Year of completion:2012
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Interpretive Summary

Ammonia (NH3) deposition has been identified as a concern from both human health and environmental standpoints, and has recently been targeted by Colorado as a primary contributor to atmospheric and ecosystem changes in the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has estimated that 60% of the NH3 deposition in the RMNP comes from agricultural activities with 40% from animal feeding operations and 20% from fertilizer.

Ammonia (NH3) deposition has been identified as a concern from both human health and environmental standpoints, and has recently been targeted by Colorado as a primary contributor to atmospheric and ecosystem changes in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has estimated that 60% of the NH3 deposition in RMNP comes from agricultural activities with 40% from animal feeding operations and 20% from fertilizer.

Ammonia (NH3) deposition has been identified as a concern from both human health and environmental standpoints, and has recently been targeted by Colorado as a primary contributor to atmospheric and ecosystem changes in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has estimated that 60% of the NH3 deposition in RMNP comes from agricultural activities with 40% from animal feeding operations and 20% from fertilizer.

Ammonia (NH3) deposition has been identified as a concern from both human health and environmental protection standpoints and has recently been targeted by Colorado as a primary contributor to atmospheric and ecosystem changes in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).

Ammonia (NH3) deposition has been identified as a concern from both human health and environmental standpoints, and has recently been targeted by Colorado as a primary contributor to atmospheric and ecosystem changes in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).

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Updates & Reports

2012

2012 Annual Report

2008

Publications Related to Research Project

2008

Project Description


Project Leader

Jessica Davis, Colorado State University


Project Cooperators

Thomas Borch
Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr.


IPNI Staff

Mike Stewart


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ USA \ Colorado


Topics

environment

Nitrogen (N)