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Our national wildlife refuges face many issues.

At Trempealeau:

  • The main entrance road often floods

in spring, making access difficult

  • Invasive species such as leafy spurge, purple loosestife and black locust                                              put heavy  pressure on native plants.  

  • The Refuge is home to a globally important and endangered ecosystem,                                                       the oak savannah, so pressure from invasive species is even more significant.  

  • School groups seeking environmental education are turned away because staffing shortages.  


 Learn about these issues so that you can be an

informed supporter of the Refuge. 

Invasive Plants

Oak Savannah

 Let your Federal representatives know you value and support our Refuges.  

Contact your Senator and Congressional Representative.

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