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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November 16, 2010

Bioengineering techniques in urban headwater channels

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Karla Leithoff (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) talk about lessons learned for establishing critter-friendly bank vegetation in a stream relocation project.

November 16, 2010

Reconstructing streams in zones of freeway expansion, Villa Mann Creek

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Bill Mohr (Wisconsin Department of Transportation), and Karla Leithoff (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) describe the floodplain, wetland, and channel restoration aspects.

video thumbnail: Removing cement-lined channels in the Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin
November 15, 2010

Removing cement-lined channels in the Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Dave Fowler (Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District), and Pat Elliot (Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District) discuss the benefits of removing dangerous cement-lined channels, providing fish passage and new habitat, recreating floodplains, and expanding greenspace in the highly urbanized Kinnickinnic River watershed.

video thumbnail: Urban stream restoration and combined sewer overflows, Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin
November 15, 2010

Urban stream restoration and combined sewer overflows, Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Dave Fowler (Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District) describe how the deep tunnel system in the Milwaukee area has allowed enough flood storage to be able to take out the cement-lined channel and recreate a more natural riffle-pool type of channel with improved fish habitat and fish passage.

video thumbnail: Fishway allows fish to bypass dam, Milwaukee River at Thiensville, Wisconsin
November 15, 2010

Fishway allows fish to bypass dam, Milwaukee River at Thiensville, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Matt Aho (Ozaukee County), and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission), discuss solutions for fish passage barriers in urban watersheds.

video thumbnail: Alternative to Dam Removal: Wisconsin Fish Passage Project Milwaukee River at Thiensville, Wisconsin
November 15, 2010

Alternative to Dam Removal: Wisconsin Fish Passage Project Milwaukee River at Thiensville, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Matt Aho (Ozaukee County), Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission), and Will Wawrzyn (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) discuss habitat fragmentation in urban streams and how a new fishway around the dam on the Milwaukee River at Thiensville addresses fish passage without removing the dam.

video thumbnail: Linking stormwater management and stream rehabilitation, Underwood Creek, Wisconsin
November 15, 2010

Linking stormwater management and stream rehabilitation, Underwood Creek, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission), and Dave Fowler (Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District) talk about how stormwater management allows removal of cement lined channels and fosters stream rehabilitation for the highly urban Underwood Creek. Flood mitigation and rehabilitation are accomplished at

video thumbnail: Monitoring stream rehabilitation at Underwood Creek, Wisconsin
November 15, 2010

Monitoring stream rehabilitation at Underwood Creek, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) show how streamgaging and water quality monitoring are important for stream rehabilitation planning, design and monitoring.

Lincoln Creek streambank rehabiliation
August 23, 2010

Lincoln Creek streambank rehabiliation

A section of Lincoln Creek where streambank rehabilitation was completed in 2002, with USGS streamflow equipment in the foreground.

Biofilms
March 31, 2010

Biofilms

This image shows benthic biofilms growing in Wilson Park at 13th Street, Milwaukee.

Ice removal is a critical safety step in your airborne journey, but have you ever wondered what happens to that deicing material after it does its job? Some of it degrades on the airfield surface, and airports often clean up much of it, but some can still run off into water. USGS 

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three neotropical birds (Left to right: Magnolia warbler, Wilson's warbler, Canada warbler - all males) that were cought in mist
December 31, 2009

three neotropical birds

Three neotropical birds (Left to right: Magnolia warbler, Wilson's warbler, Canada warbler - all males) that were cought in mist net for banding

USGS monitoring station on Menomonee River at 70th Street
August 19, 2009

USGS monitoring station on Menomonee River at 70th Street

USGS monitoring station on Menomonee River at 70th Street.

National Wildlife Health Center

National Wildlife Health Center
Science Center Link

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Science Center Link