The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday approved resolutions that will add more than 1,900 acres of waterfowl wetlands to two wildlife management areas in the southeastern part of the state.
Joyce WMA in Tangipahoa Parish added 160 acres known as the Ponder Tract, while Salvador WMA in St. Charles Parish got 1,777 acres known as the White Tract, according to a press release.
The property at Joyce WMA was acquired in September of 2016 through an act of donation by the Conservation Fund to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The White Tract at Salvador WMA, acquired in June, was purchased with the assistance of Wetlands America Trust, one of the nation’s largest accredited land trusts and the land trust for Ducks Unlimited.
Additional support came from the property owners, Ducks Unlimited’s Gulf Coast Initiative, LDWF, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant, the release states.
Joyce WMA consists of more than 27,000 acres and is located five miles south of Hammond. Salvador WMA is made up of more than 32,000 acres and is located along the northwestern shore of Lake Salvador about 12 miles southwest of New Orleans.