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    Take the Challenge….

    Have you ever wanted to see what it takes to fish like a great blue heron or hop like a frog?

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  • Not a duck Rotator

    When is a duck not a duck?

    What are you seeing when you watch those duck-like birds from the pier?

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  • Giant Salvinia

    Refuge Invaders!!

    Preventing the spread of invasive plants on the Refuge is a continual fight...

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

    Check out the great photos of amazing wildlife and habitat to view on the Refuge.

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The Refuge

Pollinators on the Refuge

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In the last several years there has been a lot of talk about the importance of pollinators and their decline. At Black Bayou Lake we have been working to help pollinators by providing more habitat and educating the public about their importance.

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About the Complex

North Louisiana Refuges Complex

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There are five wildlife refuges in the Complex. The complex headquarters is located on D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge.

Black Bayou Lake is managed as part of the North Louisiana Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Black Bayou Lake

  • Fabulous Frogs !


    As Kermit said, “It’s not easy being green.” Frog populations have been declining due to habitat loss, disease, invasive species, and pollution.

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  • Blue Goose


    Visiting Black Bayou Lake, the blue goose is hard to miss in the form of a metal sculpture between the Visitor Center and the Conservation Learning Center.

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  • Let's Go Outside !

    Lets go outside

    Experiencing wildlife and nature can be an amazing experience! Looking around, seeing wildlife and exploring nature is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors.

    Just For Kids
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2017
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