Why Is the River Important?
The Upper Mississippi River System, which runs the northern 1,300 miles of the Mississippi River, is a critical natural resource, home to fish, mussels, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. The river’s diverse habitats and wildlife create one of the nation’s iconic recreational treasures for fishing, hunting, boating, wildlife observation and other outdoor adventures.
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What We Do
The Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee includes natural resource managers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. It was collaboratively formed in 1943 to coordinate preservation and wise utilization of natural and recreational resources of the Upper Mississippi River and promote resource management through cooperative surveys, studies, and communication.
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