Ramp Improvements Close Local Landings 

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Winona District will be closing the Weaver Landing on Hwy 61 at Weaver, MN and Indian Slough Landing on Hwy 25 between Wabasha, MN and Nelson, WI on an intermittent basis for approximately one month beginning July 15, 2021. The landings will be closed while Solutions 101, LLC… Continue Reading

Final Closed Area Evaluations on Upper Miss Refuge

Approval of the Refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) in 2006 resulted in the refuge’s current closed area system consisting of twenty closed areas on the river and three sanctuaries. All refuge closed areas and sanctuaries are characterized by a closure to all migratory bird hunting. In addition to being closed to all migratory bird hunting,… Continue Reading

Spiders & Snakes & Rats – OH, MY

(A Humorous Account of over 40 Years of Nature Education) Long time volunteer at both Trempealeau NWR and Upper Miss and retired teacher Scott Lee has written a new book. Many of our friends and volunteers may know Scott. Here’s what he says about Spiders & Snakes & Rats – OH, MY. I’ve been writing… Continue Reading

Wetland Coffee Break Presentation Series

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s Wetland Coffee Break presentation series has a several great talks lined up for this spring and summer: June 11: Ears in the Driftless: BioAcoustic monitoring in a restored wetland with Mike & Marcie O’Connor June 25: Establishing a Bay of Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve with Emily Tyner July 9: Managing… Continue Reading

Friends of the Refuge Headwaters May Meeting

The next scheduled Friends meeting is Thursday, May 27 beginning at 4:15 p.m. at the Refuge office (102 Walnut Street, Suite 205). Click here for the agenda for the meeting. If you would like to attend virtually, please send an email to Friends President Wendy Schneider at wschneider1681@hotmail.com and she will link you in.  … Continue Reading

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