Jackson-Bienville W.M.A. Lease Renewed, Acreage Reduced

Release Date: 08/01/2012

Aug. 1, 2012-- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has renewed a lease agreement with the Weyerhaeuser Company that will continue to provide public access to a reconfigured Jackson-Bienville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) through June of 2015.

The new lease, effective July 1, 2012, keeps 25,089 acres of Weyerhaeuser property within LDWF’s WMA program. Another 7,000 acres that had previously been under lease, will no longer be public accessible. The property, which straddles the Jackson, Bienville and Lincoln parish lines, has been managed by LDWF since 1951.

LDWF will continue to manage the wildlife resources in the newly configured WMA and maintain access for the public utilizing the WMA for outdoor recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, birding and nature photography. LDWF’s WMA program provides many quality outdoor recreation opportunities for the public on nearly 1.5 million acres around the state. These properties are owned by or leased to LDWF.  

To view a map with the revised boundary of Jackson-Bienville WMA, go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2771.For more information contact Kenny Ribbeck at 225-765-2942 or kribbeck@wlf.la.gov.

LDWF is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.