Driftless Area


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Drift·less Area

(drĭft′ləs)
An eroded, unglaciated region of the northern Midwest including most of western Wisconsin and parts of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota.
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Ancient glaciers passed by the Driftless Area and waterways vein its interior, forming an enchanting, enigmatic landscape of sharp ridgetops and deep valleys.
And even if you aren't a gardener, don't miss the Heritage Farm if you ever find yourself exploring the Driftless Area.
The Driftless Area historically consisted of dry and dry-mesic prairie ridge tops and slopes with draws and valleys of oak savanna and mesic to wet prairie (Curtis, 1959; Cochrane and Iltis, 2000).
Driftless Area Scenic Byway The approved extension will add a 44-mile loop through Winneshiek County and Decorah including additional cold water trout streams, geologic and topographic features unique to the driftless area in Iowa, and visitor amenities along the route.
Although the glacial outwash drainage system in the driftless area cut deeply into the Ordovician and Cambrian beds of western Wisconsin and extreme eastern Minnesota, removing major thicknesses of overburden from most of the frac sand mining area, relict glacial outwash deposits obscure portions of the river valleys (Runkel and Steenberg, 2012).
2012) examined the distribution of the dace in the Wisconsin Driftless Area in Illinois and failed to find evidence of it in the Apple River drainage.
In the southwestern corner of the state, the Driftless Area is also an upland area but demonstrates more rugged, unforgiving terrain.
Thursday: Trout Unlimited meeting: The Driftless Area with Larry Bush, 6 p.
Schultz</b> lives in the Driftless area of Wisconsin.
Wildlife in the Driftless Area is subject to habitat damage from soil erosion, sedimentation, filling of sinkholes, and degradation of water quality.
The study area (Figure 1) is located in the Western Corn Belt Plains and Driftless Area ecoregions (Omernik and Gallant, 1988) in southeast Minnesota and contains 8,339 mapped sinkholes (Gao et al.