- Mandalay NWR protects high quality freshwater marsh and cypress-tupelo swamp. The area contains significant migratory bird resources including neotropical migrants, bald eagles, waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds.
The major management thrust will be resource protection through law enforcement, noxious weed control, and marsh restoration. Oil and gas exploration activities are ongoing within the refuge.
Recreation - A public use program that will include sportfishing and limited hunting is being planned for the refuge. Mandalay Refuge is accessible only by boat.
The Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Southeast Louisiana Coastal marsh in Terrebonne Parish near Houma.