About the Complex

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Lake Ophelia 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.

Other refuges in the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex include:  Grand Cote, Lake Ophelia and Catahoula refuges. The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at:

Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
Website:
http://www.fws.gov/grandcote/

Type of Station: NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Region: Southeast Region (4)
State/Territory: LOUISIANA

Contact Information:
318 253-4238
FAX: 318 253-7139
Mailing Address:
CENTRAL LOUISIANA REFUGES COMPLEX

401 ISLAND ROAD MARKSVILLE, LOUISIANA 71351-4518

Location Address:
CENTRAL LOUISIANA REFUGES COMPLEX
401 ISLAND ROAD
MARKSVILLE, LOUISIANA 71351-4518