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  • Upper Ouachita NWR, established in 1978, consists of 42,594 acres located in Union and Ouachita Parishes. The legislative purposes for the refuge are to conserve wetlands and manage for migratory bird...
  • The Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge was established through Public Law 96-285 on June 28, 1980 to preserve one of the largest privately owned tracts of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the Miss...
  • Shell Keys was established in 1907 to protect part of the eroding coastline of Louisiana.  The erosion has continued since that time and though the islands are often awash, they still offer a resting...
  • Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (established in 1937) is a National Wildlife Refuge located in Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana. It is on Louisiana State Route 27, 8 miles (13 km) south of Hac...
  • The Red River National Wildlife Refuge was signed into law on October 13, 2000 by President Bill Clinton. In August 2002, the refuge dedication was held after the first 1377 acres were purchased at th...
  • Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge established in 1996, is located in Terrebonne Parish, 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Houma, Louisiana. It is one of eight refuges of the South East Louisiana Refug...
  • Lake Ophelia NWR (named for the largest water body in the area) was established in 1988 to protect the important Mississippi/Red River floodplain ecosystem....
  • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as 'a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wild...
  • Kisatchie National Forest has more than 604,000 acres, is spread across seven parishes in Louisiana, and is divided into five managed units called Ranger Districts....
  • The park, named after Jean Lafitte, seeks to illustrate the influence of environment and history on the development of a unique regional culture....
  • Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge is located just north of Bastrop, Louisiana inMorehouse Parish, north central Louisiana. The refuge was established in 1988 with the southeast's first fee titl...
  • Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1989 to provide valuable waterfowl habitat in the Mississippi/Red River floodplain as part of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan....
  • D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge, located north of West Monroe, Louisiana, lies on the western edge of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. It was established in 1975 to protect bottomland hardwoods and...
  • Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, located in east central Louisiana, 12 miles east of Jena, was established in 1958 as a wintering area for migratory waterfowl. The refuge contains 25,162 acres divi...
  • Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge was established on October 27, 2000 as the 526th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It is located near the town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, which is...
  • Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge was established to preserve and protect wintering waterfowl and their habitat. It was the first refuge established under the auspices of the North American Wat...
  • Breton National Wildlife Refuge is the second oldest refuge in the country and was 100 years old on October 4th, 2004. President Theodore Roosevelt heard about the destruction of birds and their eggs ...
  • Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1980 and encompasses 36,000 acres of the Pearl River Basin. Located northeast of Slidell, LA, this beautiful southern swampland is one of the least...
  • Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is one of five refuges managed in the North Louisiana Refuges Complex and one of 545 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System.  It was established in 1...
  • There are eight National Wildlife Refuges in the SELA Refuges Complex. The mission of these refuges and the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for ...
  • There are eight National Wildlife Refuges in the SELA Refuges Complex. The mission of these refuges and the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of  lands and waters fo...
  • The Bayou Teche is a 125-mile-long (201 km) waterway of great cultural significance in south central Louisiana in the United States. Bayou Teche was the Mississippi River's main course when it develop...
  • This is the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge home page. It is accessible from all the pages in the Southeast Louisiana (SELA) Refuges Complex web site in the menu on the left.There are eight Nat...
  • Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 to preserve waterfowl habitat and hardwood forest of the lower Mississippi river. The 13,200-acre (53 km2) refuge is located in Concordi...