Black Bayou Lake NWR is a particularly special gem of our treasured National Wildlife Refuge System. Located just outside of Monroe, Louisiana, this refuge beauty supports an astounding diversity of plant and animal species within a boundary encompassing over 5300 acres of lake and swampland.
I hope more people will pile on to this important cause. Black Bayou Lake NWR belongs to us. Let’s treat it like a member of the family.
Not in the Northern Louisiana area? Use this handy National Wildlife Refuge Locator to find and become a friend of a Refuge near you.
Johnny Armstrong, Author
Rescuing Biodiversity (publishing in June 2023) tells the story of Johnny's attempts at Wafer Creek Ranch to preserve a vanishing Louisiana ecosystem and restore the animal and plant species that once lived there.
“An avowed student of life and restoration ecology, Johnny Armstrong expertly teaches us how to restore an imperiled southern ecosystem based on deep research, firsthand experience, and delighted observation of the species that return to his beloved Wafer Creek Ranch. Driving his devotion is the alarming truth that loss of biodiversity poses a threat on par with climate change and his impassioned belief that society can alter that trajectory, one acre at a time.”
Cindy Brown, Executive Director
Land Trust for Louisiana
“Up there on your bookshelf between Tolkien and Watership Down is where this book belongs. As an anthropomorphic adventure that winds through the realm of animals possessing courage, savagery, perseverance, and ultimately wisdom in the face of mounting evil threats – humans disconnected from the natural world – the tale is relevant, if not necessary.”
Kelby Ouchley, Author
Bayou Diversity: Nature & People in the Louisiana Bayou Country
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