From February 23 through February 25, 2023, USFWS will be hosting a series of open houses and public meetings seeking public input for the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge Draft Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment, which evaluates alternatives for a proposed expansion of the refuge - a public comment period will run from January 17 through March 3, 2023
National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge provides opportunities to get outdoors, whether it’s for hunting and fishing, wildlife observation, a scenic river drive or just to stretch your feet.
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Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge protects river floodplain habitat which are important resting and feeding areas for many migratory birds. As a result, the refuge offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching, especially during spring and fall migrations.