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Volunteer Banquet

  If you have volunteered in the past three years, you should have received an invite to our FREE volunteer banquet fish fry, Friday, Nov. 1, at All Star Bowling, 4735 Mormon Coulee Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601, 5pm-8:30pm. If … Continue reading

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Midwest Fisheries Center volunteer coordinator Gretchen Newberry at Gretchen_Newberry@fws.gov. Winter is pretty quiet for outreach, but we have the following opportunities coming up over the winter and in the new year: … Continue reading

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A Biologist Goes West!

This summer a call for help went out from Region 6 for the Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery in Vernal, Utah. The station had experienced a couple of retirements and their biological technician stepped up as a biologist at a … Continue reading

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Pond Research Yields Bountiful Harvest

                                As fall is upon us, the growing season for fish and mussels are quickly coming to a close. This is when ponds at Genoa … Continue reading

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Pond Harvest in Full Swing

  Pond Harvest is in full swing at Genoa NFH. We had 18 ponds involved in production this season to fulfill our distribution and mussel host goals. Species raised in the pond program include Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, … Continue reading

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Beka is a fish biologist with the La Crosse Fish Health Center. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology from UW-Madison and her Master’s degree in Aquatic Science from the UW-La Crosse while working as a SCEP student at … Continue reading

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New Concerns After Round goby Found in Mississippi River

Round goby on measuring board after capture by bottom trawl in the Illinois River. Credit: USFWS By Jenna Merry, La Crosse Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Small, aggressive, maybe even a little bit cute, round goby are not a new … Continue reading

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Be on the Look Out for Mussel Die Offs this Fall

  By Gretchen Newberry, Midwest Fisheries Center Eric Leis and Sara Erickson from the Midwest Fisheries Center, along with Diane Waller of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), are investigating a mussel die-off in Michigan. Michigan State University and the Michigan … Continue reading

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Pond Research Yields Bountiful Harvest

By Doug Aloisi, Genoa NFH As fall is upon us, the growing season for fish and mussels is quickly coming to a close. This is when ponds at Genoa National Fish Hatchery (NFH) are drained and fish and mussels are … Continue reading

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11th Annual Youth Outdoor Fest: More than 1400 Attend

  By Gretchen Newberry, Midwest Fisheries Center On July 13 at Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin, more than 1,400 adults and kids attended the 11th Annual Youth Outdoor Fest. This free event featured 45 outdoor activities including a … Continue reading

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