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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

October 2012 Activity Highlights
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Topics covered in the October activity report.

Agricultural Ditches – Effects of Land Use and Tile Drainage on Ecosystem Function and Water Quality

Aquatic Invasive Species

Asian Carp

Floodplain Science Network

Congressional Affairs

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

Project #80, Birds as Indicators of Contaminant Exposure in the Great Lakes

National Park Service

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Yellowstone National Park


Upper Mississippi River Restoration – Environmental Management Program

Climate Change

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

White-nose Bat Syndrome and Indiana Bats

Climate Variation and Indiana Bats

Wildlife Society Conference



AOC – Area of Concern
BUI – Beneficial Use Impairment
DC – District of Columbia
DNR – Department of Natural Resources
ECALS – Environmental DNA Calibration Study
eDNA – Environmental DNA
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
EWUG – ESRI Wisconsin User Group
FWS – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
GIS – Geographic Information Systems
GLRI – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
LiDAR – Light Detection and Ranging
LTRMP – Long Term Resource Monitoring Program
NPS – National Park Service
RAP – Remedial Action Plan
UMESC – Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
USGS – U.S. Geological Survey
VIP – Vegetation Inventory Program
WICCI – Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts
WNS – White-nose Syndrome
WPR – Wisconsin Public Radio
WSC – Water Science Center

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