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Unraveling Mysteries of the Common LoonUnraveling Mysteries of the Common Loon

Midwest Podcast logoThis podcast provides insight into the life of the common loon as captured by research scientists with USGS using modern technologies. Scientists used satellite telemetry and archival geolocator tag technologies to gain critical information on migratory movements of breeding loons in the Upper Midwest to guide conservation planning. Critical pieces of the puzzle included identifying migration staging areas and wintering areas, and also important information from dive profiles to describe foraging patterns. This information is necessary for state and federal agencies tasked with managing populations of loons in the face of stressors such as disease, pollution, and climate change.


UMESC Open House 2009 and 50th Anniversary video Center Overview
UMESC Open House Video 2009
Highlights of UMESC's open house September 2009. Commentary from the Center Director, Outreach Coordinator and Center Scientists.

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The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center is a U.S. GeologicalSurvey facility located in La Crosse and Onalaska, Wisconsin, USA. The Center manages the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program, (LTRMP), which is the largest river-related inventory and monitoring, research, spatial analysis, and information sharing program in the United States.


UMESC Virtual Tour

Frog Pond Project
Paddlefish Study
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Flood 2001

Screen capture: Flood 2001, Riverside Park

Screen capture: Green Island

Aerial Tour of Upper Mississippi River - (Intranet - Center Access only)

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