LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The federal government shutdown is affecting those who oversee the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
A release from the La Crosse District office states that the lack of funding has forced them to close to the public. All public activities are cancelled.
The release does say that essential functions will occur on a limited basis.
During the shutdown, the release states that public access to "Service properties will be prohibited, fish and wildlife management activities and all public programs will be cancelled."
If there is an emergency or if refuge staff need to protect human life or personal property, they will respond.
More information is available at www.DOI.gov/shutdown
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