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Articles

  • A large brown and white bird with a scooped beak nears the ground for a landing
    Information icon Brown Pelican landing. Photo by Steve Hillebrand, USFWS.

    Native returns to Queen Bess

    June 10, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Ten years ago, a brown pelican was rescued from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was eventually returned to the waters of the Gulf, but before being released was fit with a leg band bearing his new name—A04. And now, A04 has become part of an even bigger success story than its survival alone might suggest. He’s nesting on Queen Bess Refuge—one of thousands of nesting pairs that are making the first post-restoration nesting season on there a huge success.  Learn more...

  • Nine birders looking into a tree-line along a road with cameras and binoculars
    Information icon Visitors lined up at the refuge to see the golden-crowned sparrow. Photo by Terri Jacobson, USFWS.

    Rare sparrow found at Red River Refuge

    June 1, 2020 | 2 minute read

    A golden-crowned sparrow, normally found on the west coast, showed up at Red River NWR in Louisiana for a photo shoot.  Learn more...

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  • A yellow brick building with lots of windows.
    Information icon The Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office. Photo by USFWS.

    Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office

    The field station was established in 1972. We strive for ecosystem sustainability through preservation, conservation, enhancement, and restoration of habitats essential for the long-term viability of the fish, wildlife, and plants in Louisiana.  Learn more...

  • Small pink birds with rounded bills wade through the shallow water.
    Roseate Spoonbills out in the water. Photo by Corey Douglas.

    For coastal communities

    Coastal program in Louisiana Program supports voluntary, proactive and cooperative projects in these areas, focusing efforts to restore and protect habitat for federal trust species. We provide technical expertise and financial assistance to: Private landowners and citizens; Native American tribes; Non-profit organizations; Municipal and local governments; Business and industry. Learn more about how we coordinate the coastal program in the southeast and at the national level. Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) restoration activities Louisiana supports over 45 percent of the intertidal wetlands in the lower 48 states, but has suffered over 90 percent of the coastal wetland loss in the nation.  Learn more...

  • Birds flying around boom floating in the water to contain an oil spill.
    Brown pelican feeding frenzy during BP oil spill response off Queen Bess Island, LA. Photo by Tom MacKenzie USFWS.

    Environmental contaminants

    Pollution is one of America’s greatest environmental concerns. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is the primary federal agency dedicated to protecting wildlife and their habitats from pollution’s harmful effects. What we do The Service’s Louisiana environmental contaminants coordinator works with industry, as well as state and federal agencies, to ensure wildlife can co-exist with natural resource development as well as agriculture, forestry, and transportation activities. We are involved in:  Learn more...

  • Heavy machinery.
    Slash-buster after cleaning up the levee. Photo by Corey Douglas.

    For developers: Conservation planning assistance

    Conserving habitat for fish and wildlife in Louisiana To protect the overall public interest, including the environment and our trust resources, Congress has mandated that certain public and private development activities require formal authorization and approval by the Federal Government or state agencies with delegated regulatory authority. Some of these development projects include: Hydropower and alternate energy development Highway construction and re-routing Pipeline construction Gravel mining Cell tower construction Construction or development in wetland habitats Coastal development The goal of the Louisiana Ecological Services Office‘s Conservation Planning Assistance Program work is to provide state-wide project evaluation and consultation for all of the Service’s trust resources.  Learn more...

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    The Louisiana Field Office utilizes the latest GIS applications to provide spatial analyses to all programs; Civil Works, Coastal Restoration & Protection, Conservation Planning Assistance, Endangered Species, Environmental Contaminants, and Partners for Fish & Wildlife. These tools provide the capability to look at landscape conservation and ecosystem management; assess habitat suitability, wildlife habitat management, and where to best put limited resources towards protection and recovery. We also provide GIS and GPS (global positioning system) support to national wildlife refuges for management plans, oil and gas exploration, elevation and geodetic benchmark surveys, remote sensing and habitat mapping.  Learn more...

  • Thousands of geese taking flight.
    Information icon Geese flocking overhead. Photo by Corey Douglas.

    Migratory birds

    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed in 1918. That Act prohibits the taking, killing, possession, transportation, and importation of migratory birds, their eggs, parts, and nests; except when specifically authorized by the U.S. Department of the Interior. While the Act has no provision for allowing unauthorized take, the Service realizes that some birds may be harmed or killed as a result of project implementation even when reasonable measures to protect birds are implemented.  Learn more...

  • A map of the Louisiana delta with hundreds of points.
    Information icon A map of the Louisiana delta with hundreds of points indicating where the Service spends its resources. Map by Robert Greco, USFWS.

    Freedom of Information Act

    Documents: All Louisiana ES references 2020 Louisiana ES references 2019 Louisiana ES references 2018 Louisiana ES references 2017 Louisiana ES references 2016 Louisiana ES references Louisiana black bear Louisiana pine snake Search:  Learn more...

News

  • An older man points to the sky with a child.
    Information icon Hunting. Photo by USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes more opportunities to hunt, fish across South Atlantic, Gulf and Mississippi Basin

    April 27, 2020 | 5 minute read

    Atlanta, Georgia — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to expand hunting and fishing opportunities on another 500,000 acres of national wildlife refuge lands across the South. If approved, the new regulations will take effect this fall. In all, 22 refuges will offer more than 110 new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities — new species to hunt, more acres to hunt and more times to hunt. “We continue to build upon our recent successes to expand our recreational offerings,” said Leo Miranda, an avid hunter and regional director for the South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin.  Read the full story...

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