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Resource Management


 Many techniques are used by Refuge staff to monitor and manage wildlife and habitat. From aircraft, biologists check on the nesting success of bald eagles, great blue herons, and egrets. They also fly to count waterfowl during migration. Biologists capture and band wood ducks to learn about migration and population trends. Special studies look for answers to where tundra swans feed, when raptors migrate south, or which habitats are used by turtles, snakes and secretive marsh birds.

  • Habitat Restoration Projects

     The Habitat Restoration Enhancement Projects are funded through the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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  • Harper's Slough

    The Harper's Slough Islands Habitat Rehabilitation Project is a 2,200-acre Harper’s Slough backwater area in Allamakee County, Iowa, and is near Lynxville, Wisconsin.

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  • Capoli Slough

    The Capoli Slough Habitat Rehabilitation Project is located in the 2,000-acre Capoli Slough backwater across from Ferryville, WI, and approximately five miles below Lansing, IA. The site lies within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Crawford County, Wisconsin.

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  • Pool 12 Overwintering

    This Mississippi River habitat project is located in the 300-acre Sunfish Lake backwater area approximately six miles north of Bellevue, Iowa.  

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  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife

     We can provide assistance for wildlife habitat restoration on private land.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program staff work cooperatively with private landowners to restore and improve wildlife habitat on their land.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2015
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