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Wisconsin's state fossil, Calymene celebraLink to People page (staff photo taken during 2016 field trip)

Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years. Part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, we provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyAug 16, 2019 @ 5:01pm
"Hi-Crush... will lay off "approximately 15 employees on August 30, 2019 and up to 20-25 employees on September 6, 2019." #FracSandFriday
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyAug 16, 2019 @ 3:08pm
“Fred’s wisdom and advice on soils, geology and other natural resource topics was highly valued and frequently sought by the WGNHS staff and students,” says Ken Bradbury, director of WGNHS.

A memorial service for Madison will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Aug. 17) at Park Hall in Sauk City.

https://news.wisc.edu/dr-dirt-worked-with-farmers-to-address-water-resource-challenges/
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyAug 16, 2019 @ 5:00am
"Lori, is the oldest winged dinosaur ever found in North America and the smallest dinosaur found in Wyoming." #FossilFriday #UWgeologyMuseum
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyAug 15, 2019 @ 5:01pm
Eric Carson and collaborators are studying the McCartney gravel, likely deposited more than 55 million years ago in the Driftless Area. #WGNHSresearch #outstandinginourfield #Carson https://arcg.is/1aCrXG
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyAug 15, 2019 @ 5:00am
#ThinSectionThursday Lake Superior Legacy Collection contains over 13,000 thin sections photographed in plane- and cross-polarized light. (Visit our website http://tinyurl.com/y5h9ps4y)
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyAug 14, 2019 @ 5:01pm
Fred Madison passed away on June 3, 2019 and his memorial service will be on August 17, 2019 in Sauk City, WI. He left quite a legacy and is missed.

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Map Sales Announcement

Map Sales will be closing at the end of 2019. Stock up on paper copies of your favorite maps and publications while supplies last.