Atchafalaya Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan provides a vision for desired conditions of the Refuge. The plan is designed to result in a diversity of habitats for a variety of fish and wildlife species, enhance resident wildlife populations, and provide opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreation, environmental education, and interpretation activities.

To develop this plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) conducted a biological review of the Refuge and solicited public opinion on the issues the CCP should address. Six priority wildlife-dependent recreational uses (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, environmental education and interpretation) received priority consideration during the preparation of the CCP, and the Service invited the public to comment on the type, extent, and compatibility of uses.

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Comprehensive Conservation Plan
Located in Louisiana's “Cajun Country,” Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge conserves over 15,000 acres of once vast lower Mississippi alluvial bottomland hardwood forest and bald cypress tupelo swamp habitats. The Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge’s mix of scenic bayous, owbow lakes, swamps,...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 560 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
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