Lacassine Orphaned Well 1

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Leslie Hull-Ryde/USFWS
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Located not far from Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Texas, Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge offers diverse vegetation which provides habitats for wildlife.  Species that call the refuge home, include ducks, geese, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, minks, white-tailed deer and alligators.  While boating through parts of the refuge, guests may see something unusual too: orphaned wells. Wells are “orphaned” if they’re not running and nobody’s maintaining them. Getting rid of the derelict structures, abandoned by drilling companies before the lands were acquired by the Service, is a priority for the Service and state partners.