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Welcoming our new Environmental Educator! The Genoa

                  The Genoa hatchery staff is happy to announce that we are now able to staff the Great River Road Interpretive Center this November with former National Park Service Park Ranger Raena … Continue reading

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Lake Sturgeon Growth Project

Genoa National Fish Hatchery (NFH) has been committed since 1993 to the goal of restoring lake sturgeon to its native range. In order to do this in the most effective and economic manner, the hatchery initiated a multi-year study to … Continue reading

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Long Range Sturgeon Stocking Completed

Every fall tens of thousands of lake sturgeon depart their temporary home at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery (NFH) and begin their lives out in the wild, beginning the long process of maturing into 20 plus year old fish that … Continue reading

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Kids Ice Fishing Day at Genoa NFH Great Success

  All, Thanks so much for all of your hard work in the preparation and execution of the Kids Ice Fishing Day at Genoa NFH on Sunday February 9th this year.  This year was extremely challenging to pull off, due to 2 postponements of … Continue reading

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Genoa National Fish Hatchery site of Kids Ice Fishing Day

Kids Ice Fishing Day is back at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. The event will be held Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  The event, which draws roughly 200 local area youth, ages 5 through 12, and their families, … Continue reading

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Dragonfly Culture…A Continuing Education Species!

BY ANGELA BARAN-DAGENDESH, GENOA NFH A Hine’s emerald dragonfly in the cage during a monthly health check. Credit: Angela Baran Dagendesh, USFWS After working with the Hine’s emerald dragonfly for almost 20 years, both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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A Long Journey Ahead: Eggs to Brood Stock

  BY: HENRY QUINLAN, EVAN BOONE, BRANDON KEESLER AND OREY ECKES Fish biologist Henry Quinlan with the Ashland FWCO holds a 24 inch coaster brook trout captured during the 2018 gamete collection in Tobin Harbor on Isle Royale National Park. … Continue reading

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Continuing restoration of Higgins’Eye pearlymussel to the Chippewa River

One of the objectives at Genoa National Fish Hatchery is restoring species, whether that be to levels needed for recreation or to recover a species from endangerment. If you’ve taken a tour of the hatchery, walked through the new interpretive … Continue reading

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Lake Sturgeon tagging nearly complete… Let the Stocking Begin !!!

This year Genoa National Fish Hatchery staff collected eggs from the Wolf, Wisconsin, Rainy, St. Clair and St. Lawrence Rivers. Throughout the summer hatchery biologists, pathways students and Youth Conservation Corp. enrollees have their hands full feeding and caring for … Continue reading

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Unveiling of the Great River Road Interpretive Center

We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are pleased to announce the opening of the Great River Road Interpretive Center in Genoa, Wisconsin. Regional Director Tom Melius joined Congressman Ron Kind and other dignitaries to mark the grand opening … Continue reading

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