About the Complex

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Grand CoteĀ NWR is managed as part of the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs. Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.

Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge consists of 6,075 acres. Grand Cote is a natural sump that is bordered by the higher ridge lands of the Red River on the north and east and by the terrace uplands on the west and south.

Mailing Address: 401 Island Road Marksville, LA 71351
Telephone: (318) 253-4238
Fax: (318) 253-7139