About the Complex


Upper Ouachita NWR is managed as part of the North 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. 


Other refuges in the North Louisiana Refuges Complex include: Black Bayou Lake NWR, Handy Brake NWR, Red River NWR, and D'Arbonne NWR. The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at D'Arbonne NWR, 11372 Hwy 143, Farmerville, LA 71241.