Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge

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Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Location St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Nearest city Franklin, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°44′24″N 91°28′38″W / 29.73994°N 91.47732°W / 29.73994; -91.47732Coordinates: 29°44′24″N 91°28′38″W / 29.73994°N 91.47732°W / 29.73994; -91.47732
Area 9,028 acres (36.54 km2)
Established 2001
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge is located in the coastal towns of Franklin, Garden City and Centerville on Bayou Teche in Louisiana, USA. The 9,028-acre (36.54 km2) refuge is forested with bottomland hardwoods and cypress-gum forests. The refuge was established in St. Mary Parish in 2001. The surrounding area includes oil and gas wells and canals.

Wildlife and habitat[edit]

The endangered Louisiana black bear is relatively abundant throughout the refuge. Other wildlife species of interest include alligators, wading birds, ducks and bald eagles.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.