The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is in its first year with an exciting program to assist in the development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana, known as the Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (EV-CLC).

High school seniors along with college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to receive expert training to develop leadership skills and techniques to analyze and develop conservation policies. Participants will also gain experience advocating their conservation resolutions at the LWF’s Annual Meeting in August of each year. Successfully written and presented conservation resolutions may be adopted by LWF to serve as official polices.

Training will be provided by current and former natural resource professionals in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Students will be presented with real-world issues and experience, and will receive feedback from experts. Training will be on one weekend in at least four to six months, e.g. 4 to 6 weekends of training.

It is anticipated that the inaugural program will take place during the 2018-2019 academic year. Events will be scheduled for 4 to 6 weekends throughout the year. Conservation resolution presentations would be made by students at the Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting in August 2019. Selected EV-CLC candidates are encouraged to attend the majority of the events. All student expenses while participating in the EV-CLC program will be covered by LWF. Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for the training program, a letter of commendation for their resume portfolio and a $150 scholarship to advance their continuing education.

Interested EV-CLC candidates must submit their completed application to the EV-CLC Coordinator at lwf@lawildlifefed.org by May 31, 2018. Candidates will be selected by June 15, 2018. All applicants will be notified of the results. More detailed information on the program will be provided to those selected over the 2018 summer.

EV-CLC Flyer

Application (Due May 31, 2018)

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