LWF celebrates 80 years of speaking up for Louisiana’s wildlife & natural resources

80 years Strong!

On this day, in 1940, Louisiana Wildlife Federation was officially incorporated as a nonprofit. In those 80 years, we’ve gotten older and wiser and more committed than ever to our mission of being the voice for Louisiana’s wildlife and natural resources.

The idea that became LWF began in 1938, when “a group of New Orleans sportsmen, realizing that our Pelican State, as a “Sportsmen’s Paradise”, was fast losing its reality, and feeling that if the men and women who hunt and fish and love the outdoors would band together, something could be done to protect our natural resources.” Read more from past president Bill Cleveland’s speech Organizing the Federation and its Early Years from LWF’s annual convention in 1959.

Read more about our history and accomplishments here.

When problems arise, LWF speaks up!

LWF submits comments regularly to voice support or concern. When conservation issues become a concern, LWF often submits comment letters to the relevant decision-makers and informs our supporters of ways they, too, can take action. Our latest action was a letter sent just last week to the LDWF, Army Corps, and USFWS. The letter urged the agencies to step up their responsibility and provide sufficient personnel to assure the continued integrity and benefits of Catahoula Lake. This area is important habitat for waterfowl populations such as Canvasbacks as well as shorebird and wading bird populations.

Photo from Cornell Lab of Ornithology

To read more of our comments on conservation issues like this and more, check our Policy Center page on our website.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

LWF would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our supporters over the last 80 years! Whether you’ve been a loyal contributing member for years or have just recently joined us or follow us through social media and these newsletters, we thank you for your support and for caring about the protection of our beautiful Sportsman’s Paradise!

Our organization relies heavily on contributions from people like you to support the work we do every day for conservation. Whether serving as a watchdog, informing our followers how to take action, or educating tomorrow’s leaders through our Conservation Leadership Corps, LWF couldn’t do all this (and more) without YOU!

If you’d like to send us a birthday gift, we would so appreciate your donation. Louisiana Wildlife Federation looks forward to many more decades of standing up for conservation. It’s never been more important than it is now and we’ll need passionate people like you all along the way.


Looking Ahead

We’ve recently updated our strategic plan for 2020-2023.

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