Ways to Get Involved

From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned individuals eager to conserve America's natural resources. You too can make a difference for conservation.


Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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, fish hatchery or other Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation. 

We work with AmeriCorps, Delta Service Corps, Limitless Vistas INC., the Student Conservation Association, and various colleges and universities to provide opportunities for service learning. Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved.

Our Partners

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. 

Limitless Vistas Inc. provides opportunities for young adults to gain the skills and knowledge that will allow them to join the environmental or resource management workforce.

Education Programs

We offer environmental education programs that allow students to learn outside the classroom walls. These programs occur year round on the refuge. Targeted for various age groups, these programs allow a first-hand encounter with the refuge’s ecology and wildlife. Classroom visits by rangers or trained volunteers may also be arranged. Schools and other organized groups should contact us at least two weeks in advance for reservations.