The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting a storm clean-up effort at the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge in Trempealeau, Wisconsin.
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge was impacted by a derecho that swept through the area on Wednesday December 15, 2021, leaving significant damage. Staff anticipate clean-up efforts to begin Monday January 31. The focus will involve clearing woody debris that remains along or across the refuge trails, road sides and right-of-ways. The effort will include the use of multiple pieces of heavy equipment in addition to a chainsaw crew. Woody debris will be piled and burned. While crews are working, portions of the refuge’s roads/trails will be temporarily closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic to ensure the safety of both the public and work crews. The refuge will keep the public aware of closures through press releases/Facebook. We encourage our visitors to check our Facebook Page for daily updates of what areas of the refuge are closed.