Non-emergency complaints of violation on refuge lands should be reported to Refuge Law Enforcement, (985) 882-2041.
Law enforcement is essential to virtually every aspect of wildlife conservation. The law enforcement officers contribute to Service efforts to manage ecosystems, save endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, restore fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote international wildlife conservation.
To that end, the following common activities are prohibited on Big Branch Marsh NWR:
For a more comprehensive list of prohibited activities on Big Branch Marsh NWR, please refer to the Hunting and Fishing Regulations. Or check out the USFWS Southeast Region Office of Law Enforcement page.
Reduction of suitable
habitat has caused the number of Red-cockaded woodpeckers to decline by
approximately 99% since the time of European settlement.