The Upper Mississippi River is managed by administrative districts.Headquarters: Acting Refuge Manager: Tim Yager (507) 494-6219 Assistant Refuge Manager: Tim Yager (507) 494-6219Winona District: Pools 4-6 District Manager: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229La Crosse District: Pools 7 & 8, District Manager: Jim Nissen (608)779-2385McGregor District: Pools 9-11, District Manager: Rich King (563)873-3423 Ext. 12Savanna District: Pools 12-14, District Manager: Ed Britton (815) 273-2732 Ext. 111
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A year round resident on the refuge however numbers soar during the winter. Look below locks and dams where the river is not frozen. Aerial displays and pair bonding are best viewed from January through March. In winter, over 1,000 bald eagles grab fish,ducks or coots in the open water.