Temporary avoidance area established in Capoli Slough project area in Pool 9

During construction activity, hunters are required to stay out of the avoidance area circled in red. Submitted image.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) McGregor District Manager, Rich King, announced recently that there will be a temporary avoidance area established around the Capoli Environmental Management Project (EMP) in Pool 9, Crawford County, WI.
The Capoli Environmental Management Project involves construction of several islands. The project began in 2012 and presently continues.
In establishing the temporary avoidance area, the USFWS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and state partners have attempted to strike a balance between providing recreational opportunities at this popular location and the safety of construction workers at the work site.
As was the case in 2012 and 2013, the area will be open to recreational use unless construction is occurring. During construction activity, visitors must stay out of the entire work site/avoidance area. This area is delineated with signs. A map outlining the avoidance area is attached at right. The map will also be posted at area boat landings and on the Refuge website at www.fws.gov/midwest/UpperMississippiRiver.
Failure to honor this temporary closure could result in the area being closed to all recreational use until construction ends later this year.

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