Delta National Wildlife Refuge

Delta National Wildlife Refuge

Address:61389 Hwy 434
Lacombe, LA 70445

Phone:985-882-2000
Fax:985-882-9133
Web: southeastlouisiana.fws.gov/delta.html
Established: 1935.
Location:At the southeastern tip of the Mississippi River Delta, 60 miles southeast of New Orleans.
Facilities:Visitor contact station.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, camping, fishing, hunting.
Special Features:Delta NWR is an extremely important nursery area for both fresh and saltwater species of fish and shellfish. Tens of thousands of wintering waterfowl take advantage of the rich food resources found in the delta.
Habitats: 49,000 acres of freshwater and brackish marsh, shallow ponds, channels, and bayous.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours. Access is by boat only.
Wild life: Greater and lesser yellowlegs, long-billed dowitchers, dunlins, western sandpipers, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, alligators, deer, and swamp rabbits.

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The platform, in 220 feet of water in the West Delta field not far from the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, was not in production at the time of the accident.
The Y-K Delta is protected as part of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, a vast area covering about 20 million acres within the northern boreal zone of Southwestern Alaska.
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, and the Alaska Science Center provided financial and logistical support for this project.
Classification and mapping of tundra near Hazen Bay, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
In an effort to reduce the harvest of spectacled eiders, Refuge Information Technicians (RITs) from the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge explained the plight of the spectacled eider to villagers.
Greg Balogh and Brian McCaffery are Fish and Wildlife Biologists with the Ecological Services Office in Anchorage and the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, respectively.
Most spectacled eiders are taken incidentally by seal hunters in the spring, before the geese arrive," says Chuck Hunt, Native Liason for the Y-K Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
To address the lead-shot problem, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Yup'ik leaders and Y-K Delta National Wildlife Refuge staff launched a public-education campaign in recent years to show that non-toxic steel shot is the better way to go.
Little could the boy have imagined that he would eventually become the Native liaison for the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska - a mediator and leader in the complex issue of Native subsistence waterfowl hunting.