LaFourche Parish

Lafourche Parish is one of Louisiana’s most diverse parishes both in terms of geography and population, with two-thirds of its area being on land and one-third water; it’s also influenced by a rich Native American history. That geographic diversity includes marshes, sandy ridges, bodies of water and natural levees that help give Louisiana its nickname, “Sportsman's Paradise.” Lafourche Parish includes a natural habitat for a range of wildlife, including alligators, deer, fish, nutria and shellfish. Its economy is equally diverse, driven both by its agricultural industry (providing everything from sugar, citrus, beef, livestock and seafood) and its fuel industry — with the help of Port Fouchon, which services 90 percent of all deepwater oil production in the Gulf of Mexico.