Refuges in the SELA Complex
Bayou Sauvage
Bayou Teche
Big Branch Marsh
Bogue Chitto
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SELA Refuges Programs

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Photo of the SELA Refuges headquarters building
© Tom Carlisle

The staff of the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex manage eight national wildlife refuges. The staff is comprised of biologists, foresters, managers, law officers, administrators, fire program managers and crew, educators, and maintenance workers. This diverse group of people perform a variety of jobs in managing our refuges. Most of the staff work out of the headquarters in Lacombe, Louisiana, although on any given day you may find them at any of the refuges. A few of the staff are based at other locations, nearer to the refuges where they spend most of their time.

The manager of the eight-refuge complex is the Project Leader. There is also a Deputy Project Leader.

Each refuge has a Refuge Manager.

Other staff members include the Senior Biologist, Fire Management Officer, Law Enforcment Officer and Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Photo of the boat launch at Bayou Sauvage NWR at sunrise
© Tom Carlisle

The primary contact for each of the refuges is the Refuge Manager.

You may contact us by U.S. Mail, telephone, facsimile or e-mail.

Our primary work location is the SELA Refuge Complex Headquarters in Lacombe, Louisiana.

For general inquiries or comments about any of the eight Southeast Louisiana Refuges or Refuge Programs, you may contact us at:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
Bayou Lacombe Centre
61389 Hwy. 434
Lacombe, LA 70445
Phone - 985-882-2000
Facsimile - 985-882-9133

The six refuges managed from our Lacombe, LA office also have individual e-mail addresses. However, you still may contact for faster response.

If you send an e-mail to these addresses, please include the name of the refuge or topic on the "subject" line of the e-mail so that we can route the e-mail to the appropriate staff member as quickly as possible.

Bayou Teche and Mandalay National Wildlife Refuges are managed from our office in Houma, Louisiana. You may contact us at:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bayou Teche and Mandalay National Wildlife Refuges
3599 Bayou Black Drive
Houma, LA 70360
Phone - (985) 853-1078
Facsimile - (985) 853-1079

Photo of the marsh and pine flatwoods from the boardwalk at Big Branch Marsh NWR
© Tom Carlisle

Last Updated on January 24, 2014