Central Louisiana Public Land Improvement Planned

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

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Failing structures are making it difficult for LDWF to manage habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.

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 are not functioning properly, which prevents the state from managing the habitat effectively for wildlife. Ducks Unlimited will replace the two main structures and return 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.