Welcome to the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex
You are invited to take a virtual tour of these eight refuges by viewing the links to the left.
The mission of these refuges and the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. These refuges are representative of the rich and varied habitat and wildlife resources of the coastal region of the state. They are part of a network of over 540 refuges throughout the country that are administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS).
SELA Refuges Complex Headquarters Location
The Southeast Louisiana Refuges' headquarters is located on a beautiful property in Lacombe, LA on Hwy 434 two miles south of I-12 (Exit 74). Watch for the Big Branch Marsh Refuge sign. Office Hours are 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. Our phone number is (985) 882-2000. The headquarters property is known as "Bayou Lacombe Centre."
Refuge Visitor Center
The refuge complex has opened its visitor center located at the complex headquarters address above. The center displays exhibits about all eight refuges managed by the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex. Staffed by volunteers, the visitor center is open Thursdays-Saturdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help run the visitor center. Please contact the volunteer coordinator at 985-882-2024.
Public Notice of Environmental Assessment for Proposed New Well on Delta National Wildlife Refuge
The USFWS announces that the Service has received an application for a Permit for proposed oil and gas operations on Delta National Wildlife Refuge. The proposed action is for the Refuge to issue a permit to the Applicant. Public comments are accepted on this Environmental Assessment until May 11, 2017. Download the Environmental Assessment for this project.
Last Updated on
April 13, 2017