Unified Interior Regions

Region 3: Great Lakes

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

For more information on the Great Lakes and work being done, check out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative website here! 

GLRI

USGS Science Centers in the Great Lakes Region

For more information on what each center is doing in the Great Lakes, please follow the links below! 

Great Lakes Science Center

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

National Wildlife Health Center

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Image: Roseau River near Malung Minnesota
January 1, 2010

Roseau River near Malung Minnesota

Russ Buesing using a cable car to access a gage (05104500) in winter (March 26) on the Roseau River near Malun, MN.

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.

Image: Summer Day on Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota
June 28, 2009

Summer Day on Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota

A1 Upstream Channel above Mud River Pool on Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota.

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.

Image: Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment
June 3, 2009

Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment

Secretary Salazar walking with the Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, John Debo.

Image: Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment
June 3, 2009

Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment

Secretary Salazar addressed the City Club of Cleveland where he highlighted the $23 million the Department of the Interior will invest in Ohio through the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

Image: Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment
June 3, 2009

Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment

Secretary Salazar meets with Park employees and volunteers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Image: Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment
June 3, 2009

Ohio to get $23 Million ARRA Investment

During his visit, Secretary Salazar announced that the National Park Service will offer three fee-free weekends throughout the entire system to encourage Americans to experience national treasures like Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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.