Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

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Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Vegetation
Map showing the location of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Buffalo, Trempealeau counties, Wisconsin, United States
Nearest city Winona, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°03′00″N 91°34′00″W / 44.05000°N 91.56667°W / 44.05000; -91.56667Coordinates: 44°03′00″N 91°34′00″W / 44.05000°N 91.56667°W / 44.05000; -91.56667
Area 6,226 acres (25.20 km2)
Established 1936
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Trempealeau/

Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge is a 6,226-acre (25.20 km2)[1] National Wildlife Refuge located along the Upper Mississippi River in extreme southern Buffalo County and extreme southwestern Trempealeau County in Wisconsin, USA.

It is in part a wetland, and is a significant element of the Mississippi Flyway. Consisting of backwaters away from the Mississippi and Trempealeau River. It is part of the Driftless Area, a portion of North American which remained ice free during the last ice age, creating in part the deep gorge of the Mississippi, quite visible from this refuge.

It is also a sand prairie, where "big bluestem, indiangrass, and switchgrass can reach heights of 8–9 feet (2.4–2.7 m)."[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=32578 "Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge", Fish and Wildlife Service, Retrieved July 15, 2007
  2. ^ http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Trempealeau/ "A Prairie Wonderland", Fish and Wildlife Service, Retrieved July 15, 2007

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.