Brice Prairie Conservation Association

Preserving Lake Onalaska and the Black River Bottoms


FWS logo Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, La Crosse District, (Maps, photos, regulations)
usgs logo Upper Mississippi Environmental Sciences Center: aerial and oblique photos, maps, and GIS data
Black Basin Friends of the Black River: a citizen-led organization dedicated to enhancing the Black River and its watershed
DNR logo Wisconsin DNR
MVC logo Mississippi Valley Conservancy , conserving the diverse landscapes and natural areas of the Coulee Region of western Wisconsin.
livinglands logo Chad Pregracke's River Cleanup project. BPCA has adopted part of pool 7 for cleanup, in cooperation with this project.
friends logo The Friends of the Upper Mississippi River Refuges is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural resources of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Coulee Chapter covers the La Crosse District of the Refuge.
Big River logo Big River Magazine is devoted to the Upper Mississippi River, from the Twin Cities to Davenport, Iowa.
bike trail Great River State Bike Trail, 24 miles from Onalaska to Trempealeau, this trail offers a unique opportunity to bike through the Black River bottoms, passing right next to our clubhouse by the bridge over the Black River. The trail is a former Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed that dates to the late 1800s.
McGilvary Bridge
Van Loon map Van Loon Wildlife Area, located in the Black River bottoms.
Lake District
Other organizations (not on the web yet):
  • Lake Onalaska Protection And Rehabilitation District, 300 4th St. No., La Crosse, WI 54601. MISSION: Provide a core public group for protection, rehabilitation and establishment of management policies for Lake Onalaska
  • La Crosse County Conservation Alliance, P.O. Box 933, La Crosse, WI 54602-0933.