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Breton National Wildlife Refuge

January 21, 2024


Breton National Wildlife Refuge is one of the refuges managed from the US Fish & Wildlife Service's refuge headquarters complex in Lacombe, La.



Breton National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1904, is the second oldest refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Refuge is a series of barrier islands, comprising Breton Island and the Chandeleur Islands in the Gulf of Mexico.


A video about the refuge can be found here: https://youtu.be/yCf9kb4UY70?si=OzFZXF6gTAmfwrFC


Historical movie footage can be seen here of President Teddy Roosevelt touring Brenton Island before making it the country's second National Wildlife refuge: https://youtu.be/JbRp2DqkiXM?si=1pSFF9iVQOEKKlVL

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