Eastern Screech Owl. (Allen Blake Sheldon)

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January-February 2010
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River Loop
Day Tripping on the Upper Miss

It’s easy to spend a day exploring these stretches of the Upper Mississippi. In each of our “River Loops” columns we’ll prowl a stretch of the river for interesting places and things to do.

Prairie du Chien to Cassville, Wis.

This stretch includes three remarkable state parks with inspiring river overlooks. Two of those parks have campsites so close to the bluff that you can enjoy a stunning view of the river valley from the comfort of your campfire or even from your tent.

For the whole Loop story and more Mississippi River stories, order this issue now.

January-February 2010 Feature Stories

River Book Reviews

The Quad Cities Travel Guide and
Lansing, Iowa, to LeClaire Travel Guide

Bald Coot and Screaming Loon: Adventures in the Curious, Mysterious and Remarkable World of Birds

Frontier Forts of Iowa

Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota’s Wild Places

Birds of Eastern North America: A Photographic Guide, and
Birds of Western North America: A Photographic Guide

The Clock Tower Building of Arsenal Island

(US Army Corps of Engineers)

by Dean Klinkenberg

Whitey Returns

A wired golden eagle flies to the arctic and back to the Upper Mississippi.

Wild Animals in the Winter

A photo essay by Allen Blake Sheldon

To read these and other stories, order this issue or check out one of these retail outlets.

Nonprofits on the river

We've featured several nonprofit groups working on the river in this magazine. Here are links to their websites, and many others as well.

Conservation Foundations and Land Trusts

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Minnesota Land Trust

Trust for Public Land - Minnesota

Wisconsin Gathering Waters Conservancy

West Wisconsin Land Trust

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (Ilinois)

Natural Land Institute (N. Illinois)

Great Rivers Land Trust (Illinois)

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Friends Groups

Friends of the Upper Mississippi Refuges - An independent organization dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural resources of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge and the Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge.

Friends of Pool 9 - to conserve the natural and cultural resources within Pool 9 of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Friends of the Refuge Headwaters

Mississippi River Wild - La Crosse, Wis., area

The Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge (formerly Palisades chapter)

Sierra Clubs

North Star (Twin Cities)

Coulee Region (La Crosse, Wis., area)

White Pine Group (Dubuque)

Eagle View Group (Northwest Illinois and Eastern Iowa)

Ilinois Chapter

Audubon groups

Minnesota Coulee Region (La Crosse, Wis.)
Minneapolis Dubuque
St. Paul Quad Cities
Rochester, Minn.  

The Nature Conservancy and the Upper Mississippi

Minnesota  Iowa   Illinois

Izaak Walton League

Minnesota - Gopher State Chapter

Walter J. Breckenridge Chapter - Brooklyn Park

Will Dilg - Winona

Also Red Wing and Wabasha chapters

Clinton County, Iowa

Friends of the Mississippi River - Twin Cities

Great River Greening - Twin Cities

Living Lands & Waters - Chad Pregracke's river cleanups

Mississippi River Revival

River Action - Quad Cities

The Conservation Fund-The Mississippi River Revolving Fund

Prairie Smoke Chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts - SE Minnesota, Weaver Dunes

Mississippi River Network a coalition of 30 non-profit organizations, funded by the McKnight Foundation