The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is accepting nominations for the 54th Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards. The program recognizes those persons and organizations making outstanding contributions to the natural resource welfare and environmental quality of the community, parish and state.  Nominations are accepted for conservation achievement in 2017 in eight award categories: professional, volunteer, business, educator, youth, elected official, communications and organization.

The nomination deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO February 9, 2018. The awards will be presented on March 17, 2018 at a banquet at Boudreaux’s in Baton Rouge. The awards themselves are handsome wildlife statuettes and are unique to the program.

In a statement of support for the annual program Governor John Bel Edwards said, “Recognizing that wise management of our State’s natural resources is essential to the health, happiness, welfare and economic well-being of Louisiana’s citizens, and understanding that proper recognition of conservation efforts promotes wise resource management and use, I fully endorse the concept of the Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards Program as conducted annually under the auspices of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.”

“We encourage our members and the public to nominate an individual, organization or business demonstrating significant conservation achievement in 2017. The program recognizes efforts to conserve fish and wildlife resources, enhance opportunities for citizens to enjoy outdoor recreation, improve the quality of the environment, and/or educate and advocate on behalf of our natural resources in Louisiana,” said Rebecca Triche, executive director for Louisiana Wildlife Federation.

More details about the program and a nomination form are posted on the LWF website at People may also call the LWF office, 225-344-6707, or email for more information.

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide conservation education and advocacy organization with more than 7,300 members and 25 affiliate groups. Established in 1940, LWF is affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation and represents a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, anglers, campers, birders, boaters, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Help support this program that recognizes conservation excellence in Louisiana by becoming a sponsor. See the sponsorship form for the banquet.

Rebecca Triche

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