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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Photo of the Frederick Springs sand boil
June 22, 2009

Frederick Springs sand boil (groundwater)

The continuously bubbling water at the Frederick Springs sand boil at Pheasant Branch Conservatory in Middleton, Wis., is created groundwater flowing up through cracks in the overlying rock and sand.

Road-salt storage at Jones Island, Milwaukee, WI
April 17, 2009

Road-salt storage at Jones Island, Milwaukee, WI

Road-salt storage at Jones Island (Milwaukee Harbor, February 2004) underscores increasing salt usage and increasing concerns about the effects of overuse on waterways.

Testing for Avian Influenza
December 31, 2008

Testing for Avian Influenza

A USGS scientist takes a sample from a northern pintail duck (Anas acuta) to be tested for avian influenza. 

Example filled in completed Request for Mercury Analysis form
December 31, 2008

Example mercury laboratory request for analysis form

Example completed filled in Wisconsin District Mercury Laboratory Request for Analysis form.

Stream gage house at Little Menomonee River near Freistadt during high water
August 23, 2007

Stream gage house at Little Menomonee River near Freistadt

Stream gage house at Little Menomonee River near Freistadt (04087050), during high water.

Two mini SPMDs prior to deployment
November 24, 2003

Two mini SPMDs prior to deployment

Two passive samplers (mini Semi-Permeable Membrane Devices or “SPMDs”) prior to a onemonth deployment for measurement of organic contaminants.

USGS Scientist Mark Roth listening to frog calls.
December 31, 2002

USGS Scientist Mark Roth listening to frog calls.

USGS Scientist Mark Roth listening to frog calls. Coolecting frog calls allows scientists to determine distribution of species.

Best management practices of agricultural streams
November 29, 2001

Best management practices of agricultural streams

Effective best management practices have been shown to reduce the transport of sediment, nutrients, herbicides, and pesticides from agriculture to waterways.

Eastern American Toad
December 31, 2000

Eastern American Toad (Bufo americanus americanus)

The sound of an Eastern American toad (Bufo americanus americanus) call.

USGS Scientist Kevin Kenow looks out over lake at dawn.
December 31, 2000

USGS Scientist Kevin Kenow looks out over lake at dawn.

USGS Scientist Kevin Kenow looks out over lake at dawn.

National Wildlife Health Center

National Wildlife Health Center
Science Center Link

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Science Center Link