Bayou Pierre WMA - Wetlands Restoration

Purpose: To restore 900 acres of moist-soil wetlands on Bayou Pierre WMA through installation of several water control structures, construction of levees, and installation of pumping system. The majority of land on this WMA consisted of farmland that in most years was too wet to successfully grow an agricultural crop. As a result, several moist-soil impoundments were developed to provide foraging habitat for wintering waterfowl. Many species of shorebirds, wading birds, and other wetland-dependent wildlife species will benefit from this project. Bayou Pierre WMA is managed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to provide moist-soil habitat for waterfowl, as well as increase recreational and educational opportunities for the public. Limited adult and youth waterfowl hunting is available on the WMA.

Location: Approx. 20 miles southeast of Shreveport, LA (Red River Parish)

Acres Impacted: 900 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Fields

Partners: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Timeline: Construction was completed in summer 1994

DU Contact: Robbie Howard
Regional Biologist
4974 Central Ave, Ste A
Monroe, LA 71203-6106
(318) 340-1020