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LWF Signs on to Letter Supporting the Coastal Barrier Resources Act

June 24, 2021

LWF was one of 35 organizations who recently submitted a joint letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging her to restore the Coastal Barrier Resources Act’s (CBRA) full protections. In […]

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Louisiana is missing opportunities for conservation; HCR 55 aims to fix that

May 5, 2021

UPDATE (6/10/21): The bill to establish an Outdoor Conservation Study Group (HCR 55 by Rep. Zeringue) passed unanimously. We expect the study group to produce a report by February 1, […]

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LWF Supports Proposed LDWF License Restructure Plan

April 30, 2021

UPDATE (6/10/21): The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ fee restructure bill (HB 691 by Rep. Bacala) was hotly debated in its passage through committees on both sides. Some minor […]

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Help advance Louisiana’s most important coastal project: Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion!

April 30, 2021

UPDATE (6/2/21): Read LWF’s official comments on the Mid-Barataria Draft EIS: LWF Comments on MBSD DEIS_6.2.21 The Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition hosted informal public meetings with the Coastal […]

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LWF supports CPRA FY 2022 Annual Plan; how you can help

April 20, 2021

UPDATE (6/74/21): The FY22 Annual Plan was passed unanimously by the Louisiana Legislature. The final plan can be viewed here.   (April 20, 2021) LWF signed onto a comment letter […]

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MRGO Closure: Many benefits since Katrina but more to be done

November 3, 2020

Following the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent closing of the MRGO shipping channel, the MRGO Must Go Coalition (which LWF is part of) released a report detailing […]

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Enforcing Catahoula Lake’s Mid-Lake Refuge, Maintaining Waterfowl Habitat

October 29, 2020

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, […]

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LWF comments on Wetland Assimilation Program

September 29, 2020

Louisiana Wildlife Federation sent the following letter to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) regarding the wetland assimilation program. In the 2019 legislative session, House Concurrent Resolution 42 (HCR42) […]

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Rehearing of Case Affecting Catahoula Lake Ownership is Denied

April 17, 2020

Louisiana Wildlife Federation is following the Catahoula Lake case closely. You can read a recent article in Louisiana Record on Steve Crooks and Era Lea Crooks vs. State of Louisiana, Department of […]

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Shooting Whooping Cranes is a Serious Crime Warranting Stiff Penalties

April 16, 2020

Louisiana has a serious wildlife crime problem: our state has the highest rate of whooping crane shootings in the country. At least 12 of these magnificent birds have been shot […]

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