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Commercial tows, anglers, fish and wildlife all depend on the river.The upper Mississippi River
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Upper Mississippi River

As the mighty Mississippi River winds its way along 230 miles of the western border of Wisconsin, it passes through the heart of majestic bluff country. Towering bluffs overlook the river's many side channels, marshes, wooded islands and bottomland forests, which provide a home for a wide variety of fish and wildlife.

This complex and busy river faces many competing demands for its resources in addition to threats from habitat loss, sedimentation and invasive exotic species. The challenge is how to satisfy people's needs without destroying the abundant natural resources that make the Mississippi River so attractive.

On these pages you can:

Mississippi River Team organization and contact information

Wisconsin DNR Mississippi River Team and Contacts

Mississippi photos

American Lotus Eagles in Tree Panoramic View Cardinal Flower Overlook of Lake Onalaska
Last revised: Thursday January 21 2016