St. Charles


Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens
Mimulus ringens
Mimulus ringens
Mimulus ringens
Class: 
Dicotyledons
Family: 
Scrophulariaceae
Scientific Name: 

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: 
Square-stemmed Monkey-flower
GRANK: 
G5
SRANK: 
S2

Physostegia correllii

Physostegia correllii
Physostegia correllii
Class: 
Dicotyledons
Family: 
Lamiaceae
Scientific Name: 

Physostegia correllii

Common Name: 
Correll's False Dragon-head
GRANK: 
G2
SRANK: 
S1

Asclepias incarnata

Class: 
Dicotyledons
Family: 
Asclepiadaceae
Scientific Name: 

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: 
Swamp Milkweed
GRANK: 
G5
SRANK: 
S2

Ceratopteris pteridoides

Ceratopteris pteridoides
Ceratopteris pteridoides
Class: 
Ferns and Fern Allies
Family: 
Parkeriaceae
Scientific Name: 

Ceratopteris pteridoides

Common Name: 
Floating Antler-fern
GRANK: 
G5?
SRANK: 
S2

Salvador/Timken WMA

Acreage

34,520

Contact

jgalloway@wlf.la.gov; 504-284-5264

Parish

St. Charles

Owner/manager

LDWF, City Park Commission of New Orleans

Description

Salvador WMA is located along the northwestern shore of Lake Salvador. LDWF acquired Salvador WMA in 1968. The area is primarily freshwater marsh with many scattered ponds. Common marsh plants are maiden cane, cattail, bull tongue, and numerous other aquatic plants. There are several large stands of cypress in the northern portions of the WMA. These stands of trees grow on old natural stream levees, which were once distributary channels of the Mississippi River.

Timken WMA is a marsh island, located immediately east of Salvador WMA. LDWF leases the property from the City Park Commission of New Orleans. The area is identified as Couba Island on maps; however, it has been named Timken WMA after the former landowner who donated it to New Orleans. Like Salvador WMA, Timken WMA consists of freshwater to intermediate marsh.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting and trapping: Available game species include waterfowl, deer, rabbit, squirrel, rails, gallinules, and snipe. There is a youth deer season. Furbearers include mink, nutria, muskrat, raccoon, opossum, and otter. See regulations for details.

Fishing and boating: Freshwater fishing for bass, bream, crappie, catfish, drum, and garfish is excellent. Commercial fishing is prohibited. See regulations for details.

Birding and wildlife viewing: Both WMAs provide excellent habitat for waterfowl, furbearers, and alligators, as well as nesting habitat for the previously endangered bald eagle.

Directions

These WMAs are located about 12 miles southwest of New Orleans. You can only access them by boat, primarily via Bayou Segnette from Westwego into Lake Cataouatche, then west to the areas; Sellers Canal to Bayou Verrett into Lake Cataouatche, then west to the areas; or via Bayou Des Allemands. The interior marshes are accessible via the areas’ many canals, bayous, and ditches.

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