Winners in four categories were chosen by judges in the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters’ Centennial Photo Contest. Submitted photos were taken on Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. There were 57 entries from 22 photographer.
Biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) and Wisconsin partners rely on telemetry technology to help understand how fish move around in the Upper Mississippi River watershed. We can answer lots of important questions using these data like “How often do fish cross through dams?” or “Where do these fish spawn or spend their winters?”
Currently there are over 1,500 tagged fish swimming around in the Upper Mississippi River.
WASHINGTON — In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 24, the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture today announced 18 members of the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council. “Hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts have some of the deepest connections to wildlife and form the bedrock of habitat conservation efforts,” said Secretary of the
A young artist from South Dakota has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. A green-winged teal by 15-year old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to educate and engage our nation’s youth in wildlife and wetlands conservation and outdoor recreation. This is Madison’s third national