Management infrastructure replaced on 5,030-acre management unit
Ducks Unlimited started building a new water control structure in March 2018 at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish. Replacing an old, deteriorated structure that has been in use for the past 55 years, the new structure will efficiently and effectively manage hydrologic conditions within the 5,030-acre management unit. The new structure will allow Rockefeller Refuge staff to manage salinity and water levels to control habitat conditions within the unit throughout the year. The structure will enable staff to provide ideal habitat conditions for waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds. It will also protect and enhance the marshes within the unit by reducing salinity impacts.
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