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Old 06-14-2012, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 1234567 View Post
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge was established to preserve and protect wintering waterfowl and their habitat. It was the first refuge established under the auspices of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan


I cut and pasted this off the website. The purpose of these refuges are soley for waterfowl habitat. THey closed the wiers for salinity level purposes. Anyone who hunts in those marshes sourounding the refuge knows that in the last few years it has turned into a salt marsh, good for fishing, not good for waterfowl.

Same situation in Lacassan Reserve when it was drained and burned seveal years ago. Fisherman were not happy but the whole purpose was for da ducks.

They will open them back up at one point. There are plenty of other places to catch 7+lb trout in the lake. Thats just the way the cookie crumbles.

Now all of the anchor chunkers will spread out across the lake!!!!
I believe Sabine, Lac, and CP are all there for waterfowl? Saltmarsh and dablling ducks are not very compatible. Unfortunately saltwater intrusion is a big problem now, and will contibue to be a huge problem in the future. Its pretty simple how to combat the problem, but it ain't likely to happen in our lifetime. Bring some levees down, fill in the ship channel, thats all
or create some more freshwater diversions, which are very expensive and most the times are not run at full capacity once they are installed. Venice actually GAINED some land last year after all the spillways and diversions were opened.

There was/is a project taking place at Upper Oua****a NWR in which several miles of levee are being taken down along the Oua****a River and converting the area back to what it once was - bottomland hardwoods. It took 4 years before it was allowed, the permitting process was unbelievable because it had never been done.
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