Louisiana Wildlife Federation continues to speak up about the Catahoula Lake situation and the impact on the management of the lake and its important wetlands for wildlife habitat.
In October, LWF sent a letter of comment to the agencies that signed the Catahoula Lake Water Level Management Agreement (Tri-Party Agreement) — Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — encouraging continued maintenance for and enforcement of the mid-lake refuge in Catahoula Lake. LWF also applauds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recent decision to continue managing the lake’s water levels as stated in the Tri-Party Agreement as we all await how private and public boundaries will be surveyed and determined. In the short term, this will maintain the habitat necessary for fall and winter waterfowl populations and for summer/late fall shorebird and wading bird populations.
Read the full letter of comment: LWF Catahoula Lake Letter 10-21-2020.
(Canvasback photo courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
- You can also read an article in Louisiana Record on Steve Crooks and Era Lea Crooks vs. State of Louisiana, Department of Natural Resources, which includes quotes from LWF’s Executive Director Rebecca Triche.
- Louisiana Supreme Court decision released April 9, 2020.
- Louisiana Attorney General’s response (Jan 2020) to the Louisiana Supreme Court’s decision.