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Upper Mississippi River Basin Association meetings to talk About flood, sediment, and drought management

Cultural Landscape Legacies effigy mound tours in Wisconsin.

Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - maps and info about the state natural areas in Wisconsin.

Forest/nature bathing hikes in La Crosse, Wis., with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy.

Prairie Dog Blues Festival in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Free golf cart tours of the refuge at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center in Thomson, Ill. Tour registration

Minnesota Wetlands Inventory Finder

Trio eagle cam on refuge

Boykin Spaniels and Box Turtles July-Aug 2010 - a story from Big River


More on the Mississippi

Big River Travel Map

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Back Issues

Read Stories Published in past issues of Big River

Coldwater Cave - May- June 2016
By Capt. Ted Peck

2015 Mississippi River Paddlers(pdf)
By John Sullivan

The Big Campus: Augsburg's River Semester (pdf) - Nov-Dec 2015
The river was their classroom for three months. By Ryan Johnson

Nighthawk Twilight - July-Aug 2015

Carp Poetry Winners - July-Aug 2015

12 Great Rivertown Gardens (pdf) - May-June 2015

Where's the Carp? Commercial fishermen have noticed an overall decline in the number of common carp - May-June 2015

Sex Life of Floodplain Trees - March-April 2015

Essay, "Only the River is Real" by Vincent Kavaloski
March-April 2014

Mapping the River (pdf) by Ryan Johnson
March-April 2014

Emma Big Bear (pdf)

Repairing Driftless Area Fields and Streams (pdf) The Driftless Area — spanning the river in southwest Wisconsin, northwest Illinois, northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota — contains hundreds of miles of trout streams fed by clear, 50-degree groundwater and springs emanating from the limestone-dominated bedrock. Countless cold-water streams meander through Driftless Area valleys.

Sand Dollars — Mining Frac Sand in the River Valley (pdf)
July-August 2011

Summer of Weeds
Nov-Dec 2010

The Almost-Built Canal: Linking Lake Superior to the Mississippi  (pdf)
March-April 2010

Flood Run also PDF
March-April 2010

The Day WWII Came to Lake Pepin
November-December 2007

Iceboating on the Mississippi
January-February 2007

Look down on the river
Overlooks, lookouts, precipices and blufftop peaks

An Otter Kind of Critter

River Book Reviews

Bridges over the Mississippi

Hand-Carved Decoys (pdf)

More Stories from Big River Magazine