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    Closed Area Evaluation - Harpers Slough and Others

    September 13, 2021

    Approval of the Refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) in 2006 resulted in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge’s (Refuge) current closed area system consisting of twenty closed areas on the river and three sanctuaries.


    Closed Area Evaluation 2021

    June 3, 2021

    A Closed Area Evaluation Report (Report) has been completed and outlines the review that was directed in the CCP. The Report identifies changes to the management of the Closed Areas within the Refuge.


    Potters Marsh Drawing

    June 1, 2021

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the drawing for Potter’s Marsh waterfowl hunting sites will be held on Saturday, July 31 in the parking lot of Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson, IL.


    Boater Caution on McGregor Lake

    May 28, 2021

    Island restoration/construction continues on the McGregor Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project located in Pool 10 between Marquette, Iowa and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mechanical dredging in the East Channel and hydraulic dredging operations at the entrance to McGregor Lake is ongoing.


    30 minute Activities

    May 3, 2021

    Summer weather is upon us at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Upper Miss Refuge).  If you are one of the many who are looking for activities to engage in, join us in participating in one or all five of these thirty-minute activities around the refuge. These locations are all open for the public to enjoy!  


    Reno Bottoms Forest Restoration Project

    March 8, 2021


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