FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rich King (608) 326-0515 x112
(2/3/2016) District Manager
Red Dye Study at the north end of Mud Lake. The structure is located on the refuge next to Mud Lake
Park approximately six miles north of Dubuque, Iowa. The inlet modification was made possible
The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Stewards of the Upper
Mississippi River Refuge are gearing up for another exciting season of Jr.
Stewards. We are looking for youth, ages 9 – 14+, that enjoy spending time
outside exploring and learning about the natural world.
We typically meet the first
Saturday of each month, beginning February 6th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00
p.m. through December 2016 at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, Thomson,
IL. Registrations must be received by January 30th. There
are only 4 spots left so don’t delay.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ed Lagace (507) 494-6236 January 5, 2016 Winona, Minn. – The annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Event co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the McNally Boat La
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wendy Woyczik (608) 326-0515 x101 (12/16/2015) Deputy District Manager
Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Position Available
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seekin
December 17, 2015
NOTIFICATION OF Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, TO allow the use of biocontrol agents to control invasive species.
A draft compatibility determination which evaluates the compatibility of using biocontrol agents to manage invasive species on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (UMRNWFR) is available for public comment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) desires to learn of public interests about the environmental impacts, historic preservation, and compatibility of allowing the use of biocontrols on the UMRNWFR. The public is encouraged to contact the Deputy Refuge Manager, Tim Yager, 507-494-6219, 51 E. 4th Street, Winona, MN by 18, 2016 with comments and concerns.
Under the provisions of the Refuge Revenue Sharing Act, payments totaling $157,818 were made in June to counties, cities and townships in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois for lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and managed as part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
Locally, $24,111 was transferred to Wabasha and Winona Counties in Minn and Caledonia, Trempealeau, Alma, Belvidere, Buffalo, Milton and Nelson Townships and the City of Alma in Wisc for lands in navigation Pools 4, 5, 5A and 6 that are managed as part of the Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
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