14 Refuges: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

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New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. For 300 years, this port city has absorbed the influence of dozens of cultures settling and trading in the area, from native Houma and Choctaw to Acadian exiles and Italian immigrants looking for a fresh start. Its ecology is also a defining feature of New Orleans, sitting as it does at the mouth of the Mississippi River and surrounded by open water and wetlands, land that was vitally important for food, transportation, and trade for much of the city’s history. Some of that area has been preserved for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike: The 23,000-acre Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, the largest urban refuge in the United States.

Listen to Refuge Radio Episode 3: Habitat Is Where It’s At! Conversation with Dinah Maygarden of the University of New Orleans.  As the Director of Coastal Education Programming, Dinah is in charge of most operations at Coastal Education Research Facility (CERF) including coordinating with partner groups, planning activities for grant-funded groups, maintaining the building, and so much more.



Check out our piece on Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Below!

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

NWRA’s Urban Refuge Program – Protecting our Conservation Future strives to reach beyond refuge boundaries to engage with and connect people of all ages to nature and our Refuge System.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/14-refuges-bayou-sauvage-national-wildlife-refuge/

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