Research Papers

Projects Completed at Steele Creek Park (1970-2022)

Rowell, B. 1970. A Natural History Inventory, Steele Creek Park. 302 pp.

Jackson, J. 1971. A Natural History Inventory and Limnological Study. 263 pp.

Howard, L. H. 1972. A Survey of the Flowering Plants and Ferns at Slagle Creek Area. M.S. Thesis, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. 28 pp.

Rowell, B. 1972. A Natural History Inventory, Slagle Hollow Environmental Demonstration Area. 171 pp.

Kurre, J. 1995. Nesting Observations of Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) at Steele Creek Park Bristol, Tennessee. 10 pp.

Buckles, G. 1997. Small Mammal Studies at Steele Creek Park, Bristol, Tennessee, Sullivan County. 16 pp.

Hess, A. 1997. A Survey of the Flora and Plant Communities of Steele Creek Park. 51 pp.

Garrett, S. 1998. A Comparison of Three Small Lakes in Sullivan County, Tennessee and Washington County, Virginia as Habitat for Waterbirds During the Winter of 1997-1998. 95 pp.

Williams, K. 1998. An Inventory of the Salamander Species of Steele Creek Park, Sullivan County, Tennessee, With Notes on Their Distribution.

Christ, A. 1999. A Survey of the Water Quality Parameters of Steele Creek Lake, Sullivan County, TN. 53 pp.

Cowan, A. B. 1999. A Survey of Owl Populations in Trinkle Hollow of Steele Creek Park, Sullivan County, Tennessee. 22 pp.

Garrett, S. 1999. A Comprehensive Aquatic Fauna Survey of Three Creeks in Steele Creek Park, Bristol, Tennessee, and Reintroduction of Native Species. 164 pp.

Hess, A. 1999. Trends of Herbaceous Species Richness in Relation to Topography in the Ridge and Valley Province of the Southern Appalachians. James H. Scheuer Summer Internship in Environmental Studies, Swarthmore College.

Rayment, L., AND C. Dunn. 2000. The Effects of Weather Changes on Frog Calling in the Wetlands at Steele Creek Park and Weir Dam, Sullivan County, Tennessee. 34 pp.

Rogers, A. 2000. A Comparative Winter Vertebrate Survey of Similar Ecosystems at King College Campus and Steele Creek Park in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee. 29 pp.

Hamed, K. 2001. Life History and Distribution of the Tennessee Dace (Phoxinus tennesseensis) in Northeast Tennessee. 41 pp.

Jennings, C., and D. Slagle. 2001. Habitat Preference and Distribution of Salamander Species in Slagle Hollow, Steele Creek Park, Sullivan County, Tennessee. 30 pp.

Robinette, N., AND M. Quickle. 2001. The Impact on the Native Appalachian Brook Crayfish (Cambarus bartonii) by the Exotic Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). 22 pp.

McIlhany, C. 2002 Phase I Identification Survey for Cultural Resources Along Proposed Changes to the Lake Ridge Trail in Steele Creek Park, City of Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee. 15 pp.

Gentry, P. 2003. A Survey of Snakes in Steele Creek Park. 22 pp.

Luttrell, J. 2003. Survey of Vertebrates in the Steele Creek Park Grassland and the Effects of Controlled Burning on Wildlife. 23 pp.

O’Bryan, C. 2005. A Basking Behavior Study of the Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone s. spinifera) in Steele Creek Park, Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee. 135 pp.

Klahs, PC. 2014 The Vascular Flora of Steele Creek Park and a Quantitative Study of Vegetation Patterns in Canopy Gaps, Sullivan County, Tennessee. 131 pp.

Gause, A. 2021. Ostracode community baseline for water quality monitoring at Steele Creek Park. 18 pp.

Jessee, L.D., J.B. Stout, AND J.N. McMeen. 2022. Herpetofauna of Steele Creek Park (Sullivan County, TN), with Comments on Species-Area Relationships of Amphibians and Reptiles in Eastern Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 21(1):63-73.


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