Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary
The Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary is a 26,000-acre (110 km2) refuge owned by the National Audubon Society in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. Established in 1924, this private Louisiana sanctuary is home to alligator, deer, muskrat, otter, geese and many other species. Because of the focus to maintain safe, secure and healthy habitats for waterfowl and other endemic wildlife, it is not open to the public, and no hunting or fishing is permitted within the Sanctuary boundaries. There are no roads to the Sanctuary, and boat access through the private canals is by permission only. It is currently managed by Audubon Louisiana, a state office of the National Audubon Society.
- Louisiana Chapter of National Audubon Society list of centers and sanctuaries
- PC Oil Drilling in a Wildlife Refuge, by Pamela S. Snyder and Jane S. Shaw
- Paul J. Rainey Estate -Tippah Lodge
- Report on the sanctuary after Hurricane Katrina
- Audubon Society considers allowing oil and gas drilling at sanctuary in Vermilion Parish