Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge

Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Drawer Z
Rhinehart, LA 71363

Phone:318-992-5261
Fax:318-992-6023
Web: www.fws.gov/catisland
Established: 1958.
Location:20 miles northeast of Alexandria, Louisiana.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, observation towers, boardwalk trail (é), hiking trails, auto tour route, fishing pier (é).
Activities:Fishing, hunting, hiking, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge lies adjacent to Catahoula Lake, a state-owned wetland. The lake's water level is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in accordance with an agreement among the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Fish & Wildlife Service.
Habitats: 25,043 acres of lowland hardwood forest and abandoned farm fields.
Access: Year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Migratory waterfowl (primarily mallards), wood ducks, songbirds, raptors, white-tailed deer, alligators, cricket frogs, and squirrel.

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8 million from the company into five major habitat protection projects: buying two large private ranches at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, expanding Louisiana's Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, adding land for bat habitat to Sherfield Cave/Buffalo National River in Arkansas, buying a conservation easement to aid salmon and steelhead fish populations along a tributary of Oregon's Deschutes River, and protecting shoreline forests in the Downeast Lakes region of Maine.
These signature projects include: * Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana * Sherfield Cave and the Headwaters of the Buffalo National River, Arkansas * North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona * Back to Home Waters/Squaw Creek, Oregon * Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership, Maine
Fish and Wildlife Service and The Conservation Fund in a carbon sequestration project that will restore 10,000 acres of native bottomland hardwood trees near the Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, home to more than 400,000 waterfowl during the peak migratory season.