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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Our Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center's priority is to continue the important work of the Department of the Interior and the USGS, while also maintaining the health and safety of our employees and community. Based on guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities, we are shifting our operations to a virtual mode and have minimal staffing onsite.

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Media Availability: Study of Invasive Carp Deterrent Underway in Keokuk

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Pet Stores in 21 States

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Media Advisory: Study of Asian Carp Deterrent Begins in January

Publications

Understanding sources and distribution of Escherichia coli at Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach, Macomb County, Michigan

Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach (LSCMB) in Michigan is a public beach near the mouth of the Clinton River that has a history of beach closures for public health concerns. The Clinton River is designated as a Great Lakes Area of Concern, and the park has a Beneficial Use Impairment for beach closings because of elevated Escherichia coli (E. coli) concentrations. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooper

Use case development for earth monitoring, analysis, and prediction (EarthMAP)—A road map for future integrated predictive science at the U.S. Geological Survey

Executive SummaryThe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 21st-century science strategy 2020–30 promotes a bureau-wide strategy to develop and deliver an integrated, predictive science capability that works at the scales and timelines needed to inform societally relevant resource management and protection and public safety and environmental health decisions (U.S. Geological Survey, 2021). This is the ove

Science

Bathymetric Surveying at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

The Trempealeau National Wildlife refuge (NWR) is a refuge for breeding and migratory birds. In order to better understand habitat availability and manipulate water levels, a baseline knowledge of bathymetry of the area is needed. Currently, there is no bathymetric surveys for this area specifically and there are very few shallow water surveys especially for highly vegetated wetlands. The U.S...
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Bathymetric Surveying at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

The Trempealeau National Wildlife refuge (NWR) is a refuge for breeding and migratory birds. In order to better understand habitat availability and manipulate water levels, a baseline knowledge of bathymetry of the area is needed. Currently, there is no bathymetric surveys for this area specifically and there are very few shallow water surveys especially for highly vegetated wetlands. The U.S...
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CarpDAT Invasive Carp Data Catalog

Four types of invasive carp fish species are currently found in the United States: black, grass, silver, and bighead carps. These species are fast growing, prolific feeders that out-compete native fish species and drastically alter the natural ecosystems they invade.
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CarpDAT Invasive Carp Data Catalog

Four types of invasive carp fish species are currently found in the United States: black, grass, silver, and bighead carps. These species are fast growing, prolific feeders that out-compete native fish species and drastically alter the natural ecosystems they invade.
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Department of Interior the Natural Resource Conservation Achievement Award for FY19-20 for efforts associated with the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership

Congratulations to the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership for receiving a 2020 Department of the Interior Natural Resource Conservation Achievement Award. The Team received this award in the Trailblazer category for efforts to address concerns related to the Monarch butterfly including conducting extinction risk research to establish the minimum overwintering population size required to...
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Department of Interior the Natural Resource Conservation Achievement Award for FY19-20 for efforts associated with the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership

Congratulations to the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership for receiving a 2020 Department of the Interior Natural Resource Conservation Achievement Award. The Team received this award in the Trailblazer category for efforts to address concerns related to the Monarch butterfly including conducting extinction risk research to establish the minimum overwintering population size required to...
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