Decision Support Systems, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

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History of the Center

* Fish Control Lab - 1959 (photo)In 1959, the Fish Control Laboratory was established in La Crosse, Wisconsin in an old fish hatchery facility. Its mission was to investigate and develop chemical agents for the control of undesirable freshwater fish.
* In 1968, the laboratory was renamed the National Fisheries Research Center - La Crosse. Its mission was expanded to include research into the control of sea lamprey in the Great lakes and the development of chemicals for public aquaculture.
* In 1994, as a result of the reorganization of the research components of the Department of the Interior, the Center was renamed the Upper Mississippi Science Center. This Center was formed by merging the National Fisheries Research Center - La Crosse with the La Crosse field station of the Pautuxent Wildlife Research Center.
* In 1999, the Environmental Management Technical Center, which managed the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program, and the Upper Mississippi Science Center were merged to form the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

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