A young man and young woman rolling fence out for a habitat project

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships that encourage conservation and preservation of our natural heritage of wildlife and wildlands. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, local communities, and private organizations, if conservation efforts are to succeed.

At Breton National Wildlife Refuge we collaborate with the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act partners (CWPPRA), the US Geological Survey, the US Coast Guard, the State of Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Coastal Research Lab at the University of New Orleans to fulfill our stewardship mission.

The Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Inc. support a wide variety of projects at the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex. As a non-profit organization, our Friends group seeks funding from private and public sources; and secures grants for habitat restoration, special events, and education projects. They serve as advocates in the local community, conduct fund-raising activities to support environmental education programs, and help operate and maintain the refuge facilities. To learn more about the group visit: