2018 National Planning Conference

Providing Equitable Access to Bayou Sauvage

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 4

Cost: $55.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180031


  • Why federal lands need to have equitable multimodal access
  • Why federal lands are so important to the health of surrounding communities, particularly in urban areas
  • How the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service increased equitable access to and community awareness of the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge


Since 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has focused on the human communities near 101 urban refuges that are within 25 miles of communities with populations of more than 250,000. These urban refuges compose the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program, whose mission encompasses providing “a reason, and opportunities, for urban residents to find, appreciate, and care for nature in their cities and beyond.” This walking and canoe tour of the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge will demonstrate how the USFWS is evaluating and implementing projects to increase equitable access to the site.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Shelley Stiaes
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lacombe, LA

Cristina C. Pastore, AICP
Kimley-Horn and Associates
Atlanta, GA

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