Friday, May 4, 2007

Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges: Environmental Challenges Post Katrina

The National Wildlife Refuge System is an important wildlife habitat and recreational resource in Southeast Louisiana. You may have read a recent Times-Picayune article on the current state of Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East. Bayou Sauvage is not alone in suffering significant impacts. The eight refuges in our area face a number of environmental challenges including damage done to important habitat by Katrina itself and severe budgetary cutbacks by the Bush administration.