The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is accepting applications for the Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), a leadership development program that provides training for future conservation leaders in Louisiana.
Undergraduate students 18 or older that will be enrolled at a Louisiana college or university during the Spring 2023 semester are eligible to apply. Those selected will receive training to develop leadership skills and techniques to analyze conservation policies and advocate for solutions.
Training will be provided by leaders in natural resources conservation in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Students will be presented with real-world issues and experience. Through the integration of presentations, case studies, and collaborative activities, students will learn about conservation policy while building skills in leadership and advocacy.
This year’s program will be hybrid with both in-person and online meetings. Sessions will be held one weekend each month from January-April on the following dates:
Session I January 27-28, 2023 (In-person in Baton Rouge, La)
Session II February 24-25, 2023 (online)
Session III March 24-25, 2023 (In-person at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, La)
Session IV April 14-15, 2023 (online)
There is no fee to apply. Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, a letter of commendation, and a $200 scholarship. Students will also receive a complementary one-year membership to the Louisiana Wildlife Federation where they can continue active involvement in conservation advocacy.
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 21, 2022