Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge seeks public input on practices

Hunting, fishing areas could expand in Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

TREMPEALEAU, Wis. (WKBT) – The Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge is looking for public input on refuge use.

The refuge is proposing to continue to allow research and monitoring projects by third parties, boating (human-powered), plant gathering (non-commercial), trapping of furbearers, commercial fishing, non-refuge sponsored special events, tree harvest by third parties for habitat management, and temporary work outside of an existing right-of-way to occur on the refuge.

The public is encouraged to comment on those refuge uses by visiting the refuge website here. A draft of compatibility determination is available on the site that includes the refuge staff’s justification and analysis. These uses have previously been allowed on the refuge and through this process, the refuge hopes to expand the opportunities.

The documents are only available for 15 days, beginning September 1, 2020.

For more information or to request printed or electronic copies of the draft, call the refuge at 608-539-2311 or email