Southeast Louisiana Refuges
The staff of the Southeast Louisiana (SELA) Refuges manage eight refuges: Atchafalaya, Bayou Sauvage, Bayou Teche, Big Branch Marsh,  Bogue Chitto, Breton,  Delta, and  Mandalay. The staff is comprised of biologists, foresters, managers, law enforcement officers, administrators, fire program managers and crew, educators, and maintenance workers. This diverse group of people perform a variety of jobs in managing our refuges. Most of the staff work out of the headquarters in Lacombe, Louisiana, although on any given day you may find them on any of the refuges. A few of the staff are stationed at locations nearer to the refuges where they spend most of their time.
Bayou Teche and Mandalay National Wildlife Refuges are managed from the Houma office:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bayou Teche and Mandalay National Wildlife Refuges
3599 Bayou Black Drive
Houma, LA 70360
Phone - (985) 853-1078
Facsimile - (985) 853-1079
E-mail: and mandalay@fws,gov

Contact Southeast Louisiana Refuges

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bayou Lacombe Centre
61389 Hwy. 434
Lacombe, Louisiana  70445
Phone: 985-882-2000
Fax: 985-882-9133


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Iberville Parish, Louisiana
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana
  • Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
  • Washington Parish, Louisiana

Office Locaters

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