Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Southeast Louisiana Refuges
61389 Hwy 434
Lacombe, LA 70445

Phone:985-882-2000
Fax:985-882-9133
Web: www.fws.gov/bayousauvage
Established: 1990.
Location:On the Louisiana gulf coast, just northeast of New Orleans.
Facilities:Hiking trails, cultural sites, boardwalk, pavilion, restrooms.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, crawfishing, crabbing, educational programs.
Special Features:As many as 50,000 waterfowl use the wetland areas of the refuge during the fall, winter, and early spring months. It is the largest urban wildlife refuge in the country.
Habitats: 23,000 acres of fresh and brackish marshes.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Brown pelican, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, as well as waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, swamp rabbits, and alligators.

See other parks in Louisiana.
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of Hurricane Katrina on a tract of bottomland hardwood forest on the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge (BSNWR).
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan.
The study site is part of the Bayou Sauvage Ridge (BSR), a natural levee bordering Bayou Sauvage and located within the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 32 km east of New Orleans (Business District).
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge master plan report [Cashio, Cochran, Torre/Design Consortium, Ltd.