From: LDWF, 2003
Marsh Island is a low marshy island located between the Gulf of Mexico and Vermilion Bay in southern Louisiana. Located on the island is the Marsh Island Wildlife Refuge, which is mainly a brackish marsh, managed for migrant and resident birds. It is also utilized by shrimp as a nursery ground. Marsh Island is very popular for recreational fishing, birding, crabbing and shrimping.

Community Structure

Marsh Island is virtually treeless and its vegetation is composed of brackish marsh types. The island is very important as wintering grounds for blue and snow geese. Other important inhabitants on the island are alligators, waterfowl, ducks and furbearers.