Terrebonne


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

Ctenitis submarginalis

Class: 
Ferns and Fern Allies
Family: 
Dryopteridaceae
Scientific Name: 

Ctenitis submarginalis

Common Name: 
Hairy Comb Fern
GRANK: 
G5
SRANK: 
S1

Grand Isle Marine Lab

Contact
Phone: 
985-787-2163
Address: 

195 Ludwig Annex
P.O. Box 37
Grand Isle, LA 70358

Grand Isle Marine Lab
Grand Isle Marine Lab

Lab Director: Myron Fischer

Located in the center of Grand Isle, this state of the art facility will serve as a research hub for LDWF biologists, as well as university research and cooperative efforts with other states.

The lab complex consists of a 12,000 square foot laboratory containing a wet lab, library, conference room, offices and many other work areas.  An adjacent dormitory building has 13 bedrooms, two bunk rooms, bath facilities, a kitchen, dining and entertainment area, large conference room and a laboratory for visiting researchers.  A covered boathouse has slips to accommodate 14 vessels and the underside of the lab building serves as a hatchery area for both shellfish and finfish.  Also on site is a large maintenance area. 

Since its opening, the lab staff has conducted individual and group tours of the facility, hosted local and national media representatives, and provided accommodations for university researchers from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, LSU, Tulane, University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of Florida and UNO.  Other individuals engaged in short-duration fieldwork are also accommodated on a regular basis.  

Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA

Information
Owned: 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Acreage: 
33,488 Acres
Contact
Phone: 
504-284-5267

Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area is located in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, approximately 15 miles southeast of Houma. This area, which is owned by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, includes about 35,000 acres.
Access to the interior is typically limited to boat travel due to the lack of roads. Boat launches into the interior of the area are available on the Island Road and on Highway 665, south of the Headquarters area. The terrain is mostly marsh, varying from intermediate to brackish, interspersed with numerous ponds, bayous, and canals. The only timber stands are located on the Point Farm Unit of the area, or areas adjacent to natural bayous and older oil and gas canals.
Management practices employed to increase productivity of the marshes for furbearers, waterfowl, alligators, and fish are mainly directed towards water control through the use of variable crested weirs and levees.
Game species include waterfowl, deer, rabbit, squirrels, rails, gallinules, and snipe. Furbearing animals present are mink, nutria, muskrat, raccoon, opossum, and otter. The Department holds annual lottery hunts for waterfowl for the physically challenged hunters and for deer for youth hunters.
Inland saltwater fish species, crabs, and shrimp (shrimp may only be caught with cast net) are available to the recreational fisherman. Fishing is excellent due to the proximity to the Timbalier and Terrebonne Bay watersheds. Freshwater fish may be caught in the more northern portions of the area.
Non-consumptive forms of recreation available include boating, nature study, camping (a tent-camp ground is available along Highway 665, north of the Headquarters area), and picnicking. More information can be obtained by calling 985-594-5494.

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