Russell Sage WMA - East Green-tree Impoundment

Purpose: Enhance an existing 700-acre waterfowl impoundment through installation of a steel pipe and water control structure. This project established adequate drainage for upstream landowners and protected the integrity of the impoundment for waterfowl habitat. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries manages the system to flood buttonbush habitat beginning in early October. Winter rains typically increase flooding of the site, providing quality green-timber hunting later in the year.

Location: Approx. 11 miles west of Rayville, LA (Richland Parish)

Acres Impacted: 700 acres

Habitat: Flooded Buttonbush and green-timber

Partners: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Tensas Levee Board
Richland Parish Police Jury

Timeline: Construction was completed in the summer of 2002

DU Contact:

Robbie Howard
Regional Biologist

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
4974 Central Ave., Suite A
Monroe, LA 71203-6106
(318) 340-1020