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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Providing the scientific information needed by managers, decision makers, and the public to protect, enhance, and restore the ecosystems in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, the Midwest, and worldwide.

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The UMESC works with a wide range of partners to conduct applied research essential to solving natural resource management problems. For examples of the impact of UMESC science, click on image.

The UMESC is part of the Midwest Area of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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2630 Fanta Reed Road
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603
Phone: (608) 783-6451


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The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center is the science leader of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), an element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Upper Mississippi River Restoration—Environmental Management Program (UMRR-EMP). The LTRMP is the Nation's largest river monitoring program with six remote state-operated field stations.

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