Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
|Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||St. Mary Parish, Louisiana|
|Nearest city||Franklin, Louisiana|
|Area||9,028 acres (36.54 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge is located in the coastal Louisiana towns of Franklin, Garden City and Centerville on Bayou Teche. 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 
The endangered Louisiana black bear is relatively abundant throughout the refuge. Other wildlife species of interest include alligators, wading birds, ducks and bald eagles.
The area is forested with bottomland hardwoods and cypress-gum forests.
See also 
- "Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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