Unified Interior Regions

Wisconsin

Through advanced research and long-term monitoring, three Wisconsin-based USGS centers-the National Wildlife Health Center, the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, and the Upper Midwest Water Science Center-provide the scientific information needed by managers, decision makers, and the public to protect, enhance, and restore ecosystems, water resources, and wildlife health in the Midwest.

National Wildlife Health Center

National Wildlife Health Center
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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
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Fish are weighed and measured for length
September 19, 2012

Fish are weighed and measured for length

Fish are identified and counted in the field, and game fish are measured for total length and weighed, before being released live back to the stream site.

June 30, 2012

Water-Level Fluctuations at Sheboygan River Mouth, Sheboygan, WI

A series of time-lapse photographs capture rapid water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of Wildwood Islands in the Sheboygan River, 4.4 km upstream of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wis. The fluctuations are caused the interaction of seiche-related oscillations from Lake Michigan with river flows. 
 

March 3, 2012

Water-Level Fluctuations at Sheboygan River Mouth, Sheboygan, WI

A series of time-lapse photographs capture rapid water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of Wildwood Islands in the Sheboygan River, 4.4 km upstream of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wis. The fluctuations are caused the interaction of seiche-related oscillations from Lake Michigan with river flows. 
 

video thumbnail: Balancing Roadway Corridor Construction with Coldwater Habitat Protection, Rosenow Creek, Wisconsin
November 16, 2011

Balancing Roadway Corridor Construction with Coldwater Habitat Protection, Rosenow Creek, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) discuss how designs for stormwater runoff from roadways in narrow transportation corridors can help protect coldwater brook trout habitat in agricultural settings.

Photo of a streamgage collecting water data for a paired-watershed collaborative study in Sheboygan County, Wis.
September 22, 2011

Streamgage in Sheboygan county paired-watershed study.

This streamgage is one of two USGS gages collecting streamflow and water-quality information for a paired-watershed project in Sheboygan County, Wis. The USGS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, conservation organizations, landowners, and farm operators are evaluating the effectiveness of conservation practices on agriculutral fields and pastures with the greatest

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Lip tumor diagnosed as a papilloma on a white sucker
January 17, 2011

Lip tumor diagnosed as a papilloma on a white sucker

A lip tumor diagnosed as a papilloma on a white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) collected from the Milwaukee River.

video thumbnail: Urban stream restoration in a freeway interchange, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Urban stream restoration in a freeway interchange, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Larry Pfeil (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) discuss the overall design to construct a natural looking stream from a ditch within the constraints of roadway alignment, buffers, easements, and culverts.

video thumbnail: Early communication helps to streamline rehabilitation projects that combine stream and wetland techniques, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Early communication helps to streamline rehabilitation projects that combine stream and wetland techniques, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Shelley Warwick (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources), and Karla Leithoff (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) discuss coordination among WI DOT and WI DNR, connections between wetland scientists and engineers.

video thumbnail: Challenges of culvert crossings and design in stream restoration projects, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Challenges of culvert crossings and design in stream restoration projects, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) discuss how culverts and culvert openings can be designed to maintain fish passage. Special design considerations can be given to wing walls, concrete aprons, and substrate.

video thumbnail: Habitat considerations in restored ephemeral channels, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Habitat considerations in restored ephemeral channels, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) discuss intermittent riffle-pool channels in a dense urban highway environment. Even though the streams do not have flow year-round, pools maintain diverse aquatic life and floodplain connections between storm events.

November 16, 2010

Designing for natural channel reconstructions, Villa Mann Creek

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) talk about design challenges related to finding reference characteristics for reconstruction more natural channels from stormwater-derived cement lined channels. Stream and wetland construction goes hand-in-hand with roadway construction.

National Wildlife Health Center

National Wildlife Health Center
Science Center Link

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Science Center Link