Sept. 11, 2012 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) today reopened for public use all acres within Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in St. Tammany Parish. The WMA had been partially reopened following Hurricane Isaac, but only those acres south of Interstate 10. Today’s opening provides for public access to that part of the WMA north of I-10, as well.
Access to the WMA via Old Highway 11, within the WMA, will remain closed however, until Thursday, Sept. 13. Floodwater levels still present unsafe conditions for the public on Old Highway 11 and repairs by LDWF staff are underway.
LDWF sites that remain closed until further notice include the following WMAs and refuges: Elm Hall (Assumption Parish) and Elmer’s Island (Jefferson Parish). Storm impacts affecting vehicle access and debris removal are ongoing at sites still closed.
For a complete list of state WMAs and refuges, go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma .
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries 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.