Sept. 3, 2012 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will reopen Lake Ramsey Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Tammany Parish on Sept. 4. Lake Ramsey had been closed in advance of Hurricane Isaac’s landfall.
LDWF sites that remain closed until further notice include the following WMAs and refuges: Elm Hall (Assumption Parish); Elmer’s Island (Jefferson Parish); Joyce (Tangipahoa Parish); Manchac (St. John the Baptist Parish); Maurepas Swamp (Ascension, Livingston, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes); and Pearl River (St. Tammany Parish).
Habitat and facility damage assessments are ongoing at sites still closed to determine storm impacts.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.