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The Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge consists of nearly 70,000 acres of Mississippi Delta bottomlands. It is the now-protected area of the original 25 million acres that once covered the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

This bottomland hardwood forest embraces a diversity of animal and plant species. Over 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish can be found on the refuge.

Resting and feeding habitat for thousands of migrating and wintering waterfoul are provided safe sanctuary by the refuge.

For information of the refuge’s numerous events throughout the year, contact:
Tensas River NWR
2312 Quebec Road
Tallulah LA 71282
Tel. 318-574-2664
Fax 318-574-1624



Tina Johnson

. Historic plantation-style homes and plantations
. Tensas River National Wildlife Reserve, a 70,000-acre tract of
  Mississippi Valley Alluvial Valley
. Civil war encampments and battle sites
. The first covered mall in the United States
. The annual Teddy Bearfest in Tallulah, where the love affair with the
  Teddy Bear originated.
. Tallulah’s scenic Bayou Drive lined with stately old oak trees that frame
  beautiful homes in the bayou.
. The annual Christmas Parade and Tree lighting event for structured
  Christmas trees permanently installed in the scenic bayou.
. Scott’s Field, the original home of Delta Airlines
. The Hermione Museum, housed in an original plantation home, and
  designated as a Louisiana African American Trail historical site.

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B.S. Degree Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
M. S. in Library Science Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Middle Management Certificate in Library Science, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

A retired library administrator from the University of the District of Columbia, adjunct professor (librarian) from Howard University, Washington, D. C. and Averett University (main campus-Danville, VA) at Tyson Corner, Virginia, she is currently serving as Director of the Madison Parish Tourism Commission, a position which she assumed in 2005. She is an avid reader, loves people and in her spare time she writes articles for the Madison Journal on the history of Tallulah and Madison Parish.

Her civic affiliation include membership in the Tallulah Chamber of Commerce, the city of Tallulah’s Beautification and Revitalization Commission, the Madison Parish Historical Society and Chairman of the annual Teddy Bearfest Festival..

She is a member of Louisiana Delta 65, Inc, and serves on the Board of Directors. She was elected to serve a one year term as an at-large member on the Board of Directors for the Miss-Lou Rural Tourism Association. She is a member of the Louisiana North Coalition, an organization which promotes tourism in North Louisiana, and also serves on the LSU Agriculture Center’s Advisory Leadership Council for the Northeast Region Committee and is a member on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Delta Resource & Development Area, Inc.

Note: Prior to leaving the State of Louisiana in 1968, Tina worked as Branch Librarian at the Carver Branch Library (Ouachita Parish Library) upon graduation from Grambling State University and she also worked as Head Circulation Library at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Born in Tallulah
Left at the age of 12
Attended junior and senior high school in Los Angeles, CA.
Returned to Tallulah to attend college.