Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
Port Louisa was established for the protection of migratory birds. It is located along the Mississippi River Flyway, one of the major routes for migrating waterfowl. Key goals of the refuge are to conserve and enhance the quality and diversity of fish and wildlife and their habitats; and to restore floodplain functions in the river corridor.
Listen to or download audio files below.
Jan S. Wielert, Science Content Specialist at Pearson Educational Measurement, tells the story of the geologic beginnings of the Port Lousia National Wildlife Refuge. Listen to or download the mp3 file below.
Learn the ecological story of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge from Neil Bernstein, Professor of Biology at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids. Listen to or download the audio file below.
IAS member Matt McAndrew discusses the conservation history of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge. Listen to or download the audio file below.
All three files are combined on one track and may be downloaded below:
Visit the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge webpage by clicking here.
Locate the refuge on the map.