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RAWA passes US House, Thanks for your messages

June 16, 2022

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). This bill would provide resources to prevent wildlife extinctions by funding locally-led and voluntary […]

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Historic Conservation Legislation Establishes Louisiana Outdoors Forever Program

June 8, 2022

Exciting news to share for conservation in Louisiana! The bill creating the Louisiana Outdoors Forever conservation funding program (HB 762) has been passed by the Louisiana Legislature. The bill, introduced […]

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LWF Supports State’s draft FY23 coastal Annual Plan

February 23, 2022

Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is excited to see the current progress of Louisiana’s coastal program and the number of projects moving to construction in the Draft Fiscal Year 2023 Annual […]

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Pearl River Map Turtle Comments: Yes for listing, designate habitat too

February 15, 2022

In November 2021, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing the Pear River map turtle as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. (You can also read additional background […]

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Too Soon to Declare Ivory-billed Woodpecker Extinct

February 3, 2022

Louisiana Wildlife Federation is asserting that it is too early to declare delisting of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Before delisting, a thorough review of all of the files and sources needs […]

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LWF Urges Changes to Spotted Seatrout Regs to Recover Population

November 30, 2021

Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) supports a change to regulations for recreational harvest of spotted seatrout (speckled trout) in Louisiana to address the reported decrease in species population over the past […]

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LWF submits public scoping comments urging Corps to use Maurepas restoration to mitigation W Shore levee impacts

October 17, 2021

On October 14, 2021, LWF submitted public scoping comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to use the River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp project to mitigate environmental […]

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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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