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U.S. Designates Upper Mississippi River Floodplains a Wetland of International Importance

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced approval of portions of the Upper Mississippi River, including the Midwest’s largest national wildlife refuge, as a Wetland of International Importance. In making the announcement, Secretary Salazar said, “The ecological, social, and economic values of the Upper Mississippi River make it one…


Trout Travails in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa Treated With More Than $300,000 in Fish Aid

Recognizing the need to fix crumbling stream-banks and dilapidated culverts, and to improve water quality for brook trout and other aquatic species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently provided more than $300,000 to support 16 fish habitat projects in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. With nearly $1 million in partner…


Handicapped Hunters Are Key Players in Goose Island Conservation Plan In Wisconsin

LA CROSSE – A popular and effective two-day gun deer hunt for people with disabilities returns for a third year this December to Goose Island on the Mississippi River. Wildlife officials said the 2006 and 2007 managed deer hunts earned high marks from the participants and the public as well…


Highlighting IDNR Programs and Upcoming Events For the Month of May

Free Fishing Days:  Dozens of organizations conduct fishing derbies and other special events as part of Illinois Free Fishing Days, to be held this year June 6-9.  Organizations interested in receiving educational and promotional materials to be used as part of an Illinois Free Fishing Days event should contact Gary…


Final Recreation Regulations Published for Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a final rule in the Federal Register to implement general recreation actions in the approved Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the 240,000-acre Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The new rules are effective May 27, 2008 following the customary 30-day…