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Eagle Viewing on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
Eagle Viewing on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
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Will Dilg and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
Will Dilg and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
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America's Wildest Places - Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
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America's Wildest Places - Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi
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Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge With David
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge With David
::2012/11/29::
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Upper Miss: Duck Central
Upper Miss: Duck Central
::2010/04/12::
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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge with David
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge with David
::2012/12/27::
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Mighty Mississippi River (2 of 3)
Mighty Mississippi River (2 of 3)
::2011/09/24::
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Effigy Mounds National Monument
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America
America's Wildest Places - Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Vermont
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Geocaching-Mixing Nature and Technology
Geocaching-Mixing Nature and Technology
::2011/07/14::
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Lost Rivers in Arkansas, Spring 2010
Lost Rivers in Arkansas, Spring 2010
::2010/03/31::
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Mighty Mississippi River (1 of 3)
Mighty Mississippi River (1 of 3)
::2011/09/24::
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Ring-Necked Ducks in the Upper Mississippi River !
Ring-Necked Ducks in the Upper Mississippi River !
::2013/02/23::
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America's Wildest Places - Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama
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MISSISSIPPI MOTHER -  Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge
MISSISSIPPI MOTHER - Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge
::2011/04/18::
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Locost gathering 2012
Locost gathering 2012
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Upper Mississippi River Wildlife & Fish Refuge, Lansing, IA
Upper Mississippi River Wildlife & Fish Refuge, Lansing, IA
::2010/06/20::
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River Education Days
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::2010/05/21::
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Northern Harrier # 2,  juvenile..Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge 10/21
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::2012/10/22::
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Rare Ducks in Mississippi River Upper Mid West Minnesota !
Rare Ducks in Mississippi River Upper Mid West Minnesota !
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A Trip to Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi
A Trip to Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi
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Rare Duck in Mississippi River Upper Mid West Minnesota !
Rare Duck in Mississippi River Upper Mid West Minnesota !
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Vue Hotel and Restaurant - Natchez - United States
Vue Hotel and Restaurant - Natchez - United States
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2010 Spring Snow Goose Hunting - Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge outside Mound City, Missouri
2010 Spring Snow Goose Hunting - Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge outside Mound City, Missouri
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Alligator River Kayaking
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2009 Spring Snow Goose Hunting - Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge outside Mound City, Missouri
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Birthday Bonfire on the Backwaters of the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge - Jan. 28, 2012
Birthday Bonfire on the Backwaters of the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge - Jan. 28, 2012
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Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge with David
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Northern Pintail at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
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Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary: A Spectacle of Birds
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary: A Spectacle of Birds
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Aerial tour of Emiquon Preserve flooding
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Bald Eagles on the icy Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois - January 12
Bald Eagles on the icy Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois - January 12
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ANWR Trip - Canning River, Alaska.
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Major Drought - Dried Up Lakes And Rivers - Cracked Ground Kansas Drought 2012
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Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge History
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Ancient Secrets and Spirits - A Fired Works 2014 Finale Event
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Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge- Hiking Trail
Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge- Hiking Trail
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Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge- Island construction
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Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge Texas
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Real EAS #54 - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
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2012 Mingo Swamp Friends Photo Contest
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2009 Basic Wetland Ecology & Outdoor Sports
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Mississippi River Camping 2010
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Missouri River Flood from Blair, NE Bridge to DeSoto Bend Levee
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River flow in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
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Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Jackson County, Monroe County, Randolph County, Illinois, Jefferson County, Perry County, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°55′00″N 89°55′00″W / 37.91667°N 89.91667°W / 37.91667; -89.91667Coordinates: 37°55′00″N 89°55′00″W / 37.91667°N 89.91667°W / 37.91667; -89.91667
Area 7,000 acres (28 km2)
Established 2000
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/Midwest/MiddleMississippiRiver/

The Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Mississippi River downstream from St. Louis, Missouri. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.[1]

The refuge consists of three parcels of Mississippi River bottomland, nearly all of it wetland. They are Meissner Island, near Valmeyer, Illinois; Harlow Island, near Festus, Missouri; and Wilkinson Island, near Gorham, Illinois.[1]

The Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge has a local headquarters at Rockwood, Illinois in Randolph County. In all, the refuge is located in parts of Jackson, Monroe, and Randolph counties in Illinois, and Jefferson and Perry counties in Missouri. The refuge relies for much of its staffing on the nearby Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge near Carbondale, Illinois.[1]

This Refuge was created in response to the Great Flood of 1993. The three parcels of bottomland that now make up this Refuge had been riverine polders, agricultural land protected by dikes. After the dikes were breached by this flood, the damaged land parcels were transferred to the federal government. The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to slowly return these three parcels to the status of semi-natural bottomlands. Pursuant to these plans, the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge was established in May 2000.[1]

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