Category Archives: The Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary

February 29, 2016 – NFWF Project Update

Dredge and Rainey Report NFWF Dredge Project Update February 29, 2016 Introduction For the last 5 years, Audubon has owned and been operating a mini-dredge, the “John James” on its sanctuary property to build marsh and to explore the cost … Continue reading

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Timeline of work for Amphibex at the Paul J Rainey Sanctuary

For the last 5 years, Audubon has owned and been operating a mini-dredge, the “John James” on its sanctuary property to build marsh.  Through a NFWF grant, we have recently been presented with a unique opportunity to demonstrate the use … Continue reading

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November 4, 2015 – NFWF Marsh Restoration by small dredge Amphibex video

The link below is to a YouTube video of the small dredge, Amphibex 400, owned by Bertucci Corp, working to restore marsh by dredging the accumulated fill in the adjacent dead end canal. It has created 14 acres of marsh-ready … Continue reading

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August 7, 2015 – Green Heron Nest Survey and Trip up Vermilion River

Dredge and Rainey Report Green Heron Nest Survey and Trip up the Vermilion River August 07, 2015 The small dredge has been idle since August 2013 after completing the project. After being exposed to the elements for 5 years, the … Continue reading

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July 24, 2015 – Green Heron Surveys and Dredge Site Visit

Dredge and Rainey Report Green Heron Survey and Dredge Site Visit July 24, 2015 The small dredge has been idle since August 2013 after completing the project. After being exposed to the elements for 5 years, the dredge needs critical … Continue reading

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May 8, 2015 – Green Heron Nest Surveys

Dredge and Rainey Report Green Heron Nest Survey May 8, 2015 The small dredge has been idle since the project was completed in August 2013. After being exposed to the elements for 5 years, the dredge needed critical maintenance. On … Continue reading

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October 2014 – Dredge Maintenance

Dredge and Rainey Report Dredge Maintenance October 31, 2014 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Painted top of spuds and pump; installed new pressure gage Shorebird Survey Waterfowl finally arriving Impediments: tours and other meetings limited available time Summary: The small … Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 – Staff visit to Rainey

Dredge and Rainey Report Audubon Staff Visit to Rainey July 25, 2014 By Karen Westphal To keep our staff focused on Louisiana issues by maintaining a connection with the landscape, a small seaplane flew our newest staff and our Washington … Continue reading

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March 17, 2014 – Great Horned Owl

Dredge and Rainey Report Ground-nesting Great Horned Owl May 03, 2013 All through the winter, there have been a pair of Great Horned Owls in the vicinity of the Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary headquarters. In January, the Senior Sanctuary … Continue reading

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December 12, 2013 – Marsh birds and Fires

Dredge and Rainey Report Marsh Birds and Lighting Fires December 12, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Mist nets to catch birds along terraces Testing airboat transects to count sparrows Prescribed marsh burns Whooping Cranes This document can be downloaded … Continue reading

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