Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

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Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Location of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge (the United States)
LocationBuffalo, Trempealeau counties, Wisconsin, United States
Nearest cityWinona, Minnesota
Coordinates44°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
Area6,226 acres (25.20 km2)
Established1936
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteTrempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

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, United States.

It is in part a wetland consisting of backwaters away from the Mississippi and Trempealeau River, and is a significant element of the Mississippi Flyway. It is part of the Driftless Area, a portion of North America which remained free of ice 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, including grasses such as big bluestem, indiangrass, and switchgrass capable of growing to eight to nine feet (2.4 to 2.7 m) in height.[2]

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  1. ^ "Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge". Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved July 15, 2007.
  2. ^ "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.

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