Girl Scouts of Louisiana

Partners help us with work on the refuge, providing financial assistance in the form of grants and  assisting us in providing quality refuge programs. For example, we obtained a grant with Paddle Nation to purchase canoes for our summer camps. Also, a local group of girl scouts built a raised flower bed around our flag pole in front of the office. Lowes in Shreveport donated the timbers, soil, and pine straw mulch for the flower bed project.

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.


 The Friends Organization for Red River National Wildlife Refuge 

The friends group mission is to be an advocate for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge by promoting and participating in the conservation, enhancement, and appreciation of our native wildlife communities through education, fund raising, development of partnerships, and development of onsite projects for volunteers.
Our vision is to be a growing, diverse group of engaged and informed supporters who assist the refuge in reaching its full potential.
We are a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
We are an affiliate member of the National Wildlife Refuge Association.

The Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge 

Some of our Partnership Groups:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Outdoor Nation – Paddle Nation

Bird Study Group of North Louisiana

North Louisiana Fly Fishers

Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf