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    Cypress knees

    What's up with cypress knees? These above ground roots may anchor the tree in wet soils and help the tree roots exchange gasses.

    The mystery of the cypress knees

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    Swallow-tailed kite

    Watch for this spectacular black and white raptor soaring overhead when you visit the Refuge.

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    Wood duck

    The unique and elegant wood duck nests in cavities. You may see wood duck nest boxes on the Refuge.

    More about the wood duck

Explore the Refuge

Exploring the Refuge

The Sherburne Wildlife Management Area offers great opportunities to fish, hunt, hike, birdwatch, paddle, and camp...

Visitor activities

About the Complex

Southeast Louisiana Refuges

The Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex encompasses seven other National Wildlife Refuges in Louisiana.

Atchafalaya is managed as part of the Southeast Louisiana Refuges.

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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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Hunting at the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017


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