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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Sediment accumulation along a downstream concrete lined reach of river
April 4, 2016

Sediment accumulation along a downstream concrete lined reach of river

Sediment accumulation along a downstream concrete lined reach of the Kinnickinnic River, April 2016.

Milwaukee River Estuary, March 2016
March 14, 2016

Milwaukee River Estuary, March 2016

Milwaukee River Estuary, March 2016

Photo of the Camp Manito-wish YMCA boat house on Lake Boulder, Wis., during fall
February 17, 2016

Fall colors over Lake Boulder, Wisconsin

Photo of the Camp Manito-wish YMCA boat house on Lake Boulder, Wis.

February 3, 2016

Final installation of permeable pavement study test plots

Completed installation of test plots: permeable pavers (foreground), permeable concrete (midground), and permeable asphalt (background).

September 28, 2015

What's the Deal with Wisconsin's Walleye?

This video was created as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center.

In this webinar, the speakers describe the status of ongoing research examining trends in Wisconsin’s

Little Plover River Wells
December 31, 2014

Little Plover River Wells

Both irrigation wells and municipal wells affect water levels in the Little Plover River, Wisconsin. 

August 28, 2014

R/V Arcticus, Vessel Launch

Having completed the build, the R/V Arcticus is launched and is now ready for its sea trials.

Scientist collecting an Equal Width Increment (EWI) sample
August 15, 2014

Scientist collecting an Equal Width Increment (EWI) sample

USGS scientist collecting an Equal width increment (EWI) sample on Bark River, Merton, WI.

R/V Sturgeon leaving dock
August 12, 2014

R/V Sturgeon leaving dock at the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL

The R/V Sturgeon setting sail from the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL on its fall survey of Lake Michigan.  The Sturgeon is based in Cheboygan, MI at the Cheboygan Vessel Base.

Iceberg on Lake Superior
June 3, 2014

Iceberg on Lake Superior

An iceberg floating in Lake Superior, June 2014. Photographed from the R/V Kiyi.

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May 26, 2006

This summer boaters and anglers may notice a few foreign objects in some of the backwaters of Navigation Pool 8 of the Upper Mississippi River.

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November 12, 2004

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center are concerned that avian cholera, which recently killed about 30,000 eared grebes—small, diving water birds—at Great Salt Lake, Utah, could spread as birds migrate south for the winter, the agency announced today.

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May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.

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May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.

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April 21, 2004

Coral reefs are not often associated with Wisconsin, but coral scientists are meeting in Madison next week to discuss diseases afflicting coral around the world. Even though Madison is over 1,200 miles from the closest coral reefs, which are in Florida, it is home to the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC). USGS is co-sponsoring The Coral Disease and Health Workshop, April 26 - 29.

USGS
April 21, 2004

Coral reefs are not often associated with Wisconsin, but coral scientists are meeting in Madison next week to discuss diseases afflicting coral around the world. Even though Madison is over 1,200 miles from the closest coral reefs, which are in Florida, it is home to the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC).

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February 13, 2004

Dr. Leslie Dierauf, a wildlife veterinarian and conservation biologist, has been selected as Director of the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in Madison, WI.

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February 13, 2004

Dr. Leslie Dierauf, a wildlife veterinarian and conservation biologist, has been selected as Director of the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in Madison, WI.

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October 7, 2003

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers investigating 51 streams in nine Midwestern States found low levels of the herbicide glyphosate in 36 percent of the samples tested, and found its degradation product in 69 percent of the samples tested. Antibiotics were found in few samples.

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September 9, 2002

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its cooperators are launching a 5-year study in the Great Lakes basin to identify and map unprotected areas of substantial richness in aquatic animal species, and to determine how free those habitats are from human disturbance.

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September 5, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found in the Chicago area tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Last week, dead crows found near Milwaukee also tested positive for the virus. So far this year, West Nile Virus has been identified in 20 states, the District of Columbia and in southern Ontario.

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August 31, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found near Milwaukee, are being re-tested for the West Nile Virus. Preliminary tests showed that one of the birds had the virus. Results for the second bird are inconclusive and that bird is being retested.

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National Wildlife Health Center

National Wildlife Health Center
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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Science Center Link