Harper's Slough Islands Project
Construction has begun. The Islands are built using material dredged from the main channel and from within the Harper’s Slough backwaters.
Harper's Slough Islands
Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed. This is the only plant monarch
caterpillars will eat, so consider this while planning your garden!
Milkweed Seed Finder
Public Review and Comment
The draft Prospectus, when approved and implemented, would
govern the commercial waterfowl hunt guiding program.
Meandering Through Refuge History!
The refuge was established in 1924 prior to construction of any locks and dams.
History of the Refuge
LET'S GO OUTSIDE
As migrating species move north, plenty of photography opportunities will come into view.Visitor Activities
How to speak River Language
Pools, navigation channel, backwaters, side channels, sloughs, and fish the wingdams are words and phrases used to describe places on the river refuge.Learning River Language
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
About the Refuge
The refuge is located along the Mississippi River in 4 states.
The vicinity map, helps you identify which specific map will help you locate facilities and access points.
Stay current with public events and important notices on the entire refuge.News Releases
The Savanna District has several webcams.Webcams
Spring Migration is happening
Sandhill cranes are gracing the skies. Their loud bugling, kar-r-r-o-o-o-kar-r-r-o-o-o can be heard and soon we will be seeing their dancing courtship.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2015