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Biological and ecological science for Wisconsin—A Great Lakes and Rivers State

Fact Sheet 2018-3004

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183004

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Abstract

Wisconsin and natural resources go hand-in-hand. Tourism, which generates $19 billion annually and sustains about 200,000 jobs, depends on an abundance of lakes, rivers, shorelines, and woodlands for fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor recreation. Rivers and floodplains in the Upper Mississippi Basin, including the Mississippi River, are part of a five-State corridor that generates more than $300 billion annually and sustains millions of manufacturing, tourism, transportation, and agricultural jobs. Wisconsin also is a Great Lakes State with more than 800 miles of shoreline, and the fisheries of lakes Superior and Michigan deliver $185 million annually and provide thousands of jobs.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Biological and ecological science for Wisconsin—A Great Lakes and Rivers State: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3004, 2. p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183004.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
  • What's Up with Walleye?
  • Sustaining the Wisconsin Great Lakes Fishery
  • Sharing Information about Wildlife Diseases
  • Causes and Consequences of Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Upper Mississippi River Science and Restoration
  • Surveillance and Control Techniques for Unwelcome Mollusks

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Biological and ecological science for Wisconsin—A Great Lakes and Rivers State
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2018-3004
DOI:
10.3133/fs20183004
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Office of the AD Ecosystems
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y