National Wildlife Refuge
Don Voros, Project Manager Refuge Facts
SW LA National Wildlife Refuge Complex m Established: 1907.
Terrry Delaine, Refuge Manager
Shell Keys NWR Acres: five-seven.
c/o Sabine NWR m Located in Iberia Parish, LA.
3000 Holly Beach Highway
Hackberry LA 70645 m Location: The refuge is located in
Phone: 337/558 5574 the offshore waters to the west of
Email: FW4RWSabine@fws.gov the Atchafalaya River Delta,
Web: http://www.fws.gov/ south of Marsh Island Wildlife
swlarefugecomplex Management Area.
Financial Impact of Refuge
Shell Keys, Sabine, Lacassine
and Cameron Prairie NWR's are
all administered under the
Southwest Louisiana National
Wildlife Refuge Complex with a
total budget of $3,468,000.
Refuge is composed of a few small
shell spits or islands that are
continually being built up and then
eroded and moved by storm events.
Concentrations of shorebirds and
colonial sea birds.
By executive order, the refuge was
"... reserved and set apart .... as a
reserve and breeding ground for
Questions and Answers
Where is the refuge and how can I
The refuge is south of Marsh Island
and is accessible only by boat.
What is available at the refuge?
The refuge is a bird sanctuary and is
closed to all public use.