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LWF OPPOSES ADDING STERLET STURGEON TO LOUISIANA’S DOMESTICATED AQUATIC ORGANISM LIST

October 4, 2017

LWF is opposed to the introduction of a non-native species that could possibly be released in the wild where it can 1) endanger Louisiana’s native sturgeon species through hybridization and […]

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TELL CONGRESS: REJECT PROPOSED ELIMINATION OF OIL REVENUE SHARING FOR GULF STATES (GOMESA)

May 25, 2017

In a federal budget proposal released Tuesday, President Trump has included cuts that would throw a wrench in Louisiana’s plans for coastal protection and restoration. The fiscal year 2018 budget […]

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PROTECT LOUISIANA’S SCENIC RIVERS FROM AUTOMATIC PERMITTING OF DREDGING, DE-SNAGGING, CLEARING

May 19, 2017

UPDATE: The bill was amended to maintain LDWF’s ability to properly assess permit applications. It was also amended to include the Tangipahoa RIver. Thanks for your calls and emails to […]

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TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS: VOTE YES ON 2017 COASTAL MASTER PLAN

May 16, 2017

UPDATE: On Friday, June 2, 2017, the Louisiana House of Representatives voted to pass the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The plan will now replace the 2012 plan and can now […]

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LWF RESOLUTION SUMMARIES: TRIPLOID GRASS CARP, LOUISIANA STATE PARKS, OPEN-MUNITIONS BURN BAN, SEGMENTED BREAKWATERS, AND PUBLIC LANDS

November 10, 2016

Resolution No. 1A, 2016: Review of the Triploid Restriction on Grass Carp. LWF requests that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries review its ban on the use of diploid […]

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LWF COMMENTS ON THE LDWF CERVID CARCASS BAN NOI

November 4, 2016

Recently, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted regulations on handling cervid carcasses as a preventive measure to hopefully halt the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into Louisiana.  Currently […]

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GOVERNOR EDWARDS ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER DIRECTING AGENCIES TO ADHERE TO THE COASTAL MASTER PLAN

April 5, 2016

On April 4th, Governor John Bel Edwards issued Executive Order No 2016-09, directing all state agencies to operate in a manner consistent with the Coastal Master Plan.  The Governor cited […]

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PUBLIC MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY: LWFC ADOPTS NOTICES OF INTENT FOR HUNTING SEASONS, HUNTING REGULATIONS AND WMA RULES

February 13, 2016

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 hunting seasons, 2016-17 general and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) hunting seasons and rules and […]

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COASTAL ANNUAL PLAN COMMENTS DUE FEBRUARY 17

January 26, 2016

The Coastal Preservation and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 has been published and is currently in the public commentary phase.  The Plan is available for review […]

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CPRA MEETINGS TO DISCUSS ANNUAL PLAN

January 12, 2016

Public Meetings Announcement The Coastal Protection Restoration Authority (CPRA) will be holding public hearings to discuss and receive comments on their Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Plan Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane […]

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