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  • Barksdale works with Louisiana Department of Wildlife to control alligator population

    Alligators are common in the marshes of Barksdale’s eastern reservation and biannual controlled hunts ensure that their population does not get out of control.
  • Federal funding for eagles protects Barksdale resources

    The B-52H Stratofortress isn’t the only majestic beast flying around Barksdale; along the wooded banks of Flag Lake lives a family of bald eagles that benefit the upkeep of Barksdale’s vast natural resources. By housing and protecting the nesting and feeding grounds of the eagles, Barksdale receives special funding from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center for their preservation efforts.
  • The wild side of Barksdale

    Driving through the luscious tree tunnel entrance of the main gate, one might think this is the best part of Barksdale, but there is a whole world hidden in the background.
  • Fueling the Fire: Controlled burn strengthens local eco system

    Natural resource technicians from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron ride to a staging area before conducting a controlled burn at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 4, 2016. The staging area was created within stablished perimeters to provide technicians with quick mobilization options in case of rogue fires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class
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