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Wetland Management District

11372 Hwy 143
Farmerville , LA   71241
E-mail: northlarefuges@fws.gov
Phone Number: 318-726-4400
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Louisiana Wetland Management District

The Louisiana Wetland Management District (WMD) was established in September 1990 in response to growing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responsibilities on lands that were off traditional refuges. These include Farmer's Home Administration (FmHA) and fee title tracts, leases and work on private lands. The WMD encompasses 20 parishes in the northern half of the state. Most of the 37 FmHA easements, 10 fee title tracts, and 4 leases are concentrated in northeastern Louisiana. WMD currently oversees Service interests on 25,710 acres not including Partners agreements

Getting There . . .
There is no public access on the various WMD tracts. The WMD office is located on D'Arbonne NWR, six miles north of West Monroe, Louisiana at the intersection of La. Hwy 143 and Holland's Bluff Road.

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Wildlife and Habitat

The Louisiana Wetlands Management District is dominated by fallow agricultural fields that once were bottomland hardwood forests. Many of these tracts have been reforested with hardwood trees. Other tracts are managed for waterfowl and therefore have a herbaceous and grassy plant cover. Common wildlife include many species of ducks during winter, sparrows, hawks, white-tailed deer, coyotes, rabbits, foxes, and snakes.

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The refuge is closed to the public.

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Management Activities
Louisiana Management District provides forest management, moist soil management, and technical assistance to private landowners. The District is dedicated to restoring, enhancing and preserving bottomland hardwoods and associated wetland ecosystems.