Central Louisiana Public Land Improved

DU project enhanced 1,054 acres on Pomme de Terre WMA.

New structures include flash board risers to allow LDWF to more incrementally manage water levels, increasing management flexibility.

New structures include flash board risers to allow LDWF to more incrementally manage water levels, increasing management flexibility.

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Most of the wetland habitat at Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is managed by two large structures that control the water level on the forested and emergent habitat. These structures were not functioning properly, which prevented the state from managing the habitat effectively for wildlife. Ducks Unlimited replaced the two main structures and returned proper habitat management capabilities to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, enhancing 1,054 acres of public wetland habitat.

The 6,434-acre Pomme de Terre WMA is in Avoyelles Parish, about six miles east of Moreauville, Louisiana. It is a critical area for wildlife in the southern portion of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, providing a mixture of mature bottomland hardwood, scrub shrub and emergent wetland habitat for a wide range of wetland-dependent wildlife species. The area is heavily used for waterfowl hunting, as well as for big and small game hunting during the fall, and for spring turkey hunting.