The Federation convenes a stimulating Annual Meeting each year, providing a forum and opportunity for LWF's affiliates and individual members to establish policy and conservation objectives. Resolutions approved at the Annual Meeting can be found on LWF's Resolutions Database.
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2021 Convention details
LWF Holds 82nd Annual Convention Virtually August 21, 2021
LWF held its annual convention virtually in August again this year. In addition to seeing friends and colleagues via our screens, affiliate leaders and board members heard updates from National Wildlife Federation and affiliate organizations. They debated resolutions and approved four resolutions, which are posted on our Resolution page. The four resolutions pass include:
- Improving Forest Diversity and Wildlife Habitat Management Outcomes from the Forestry Productivity Program at Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
- Support for the Migratory Bird Protection Act as a Tool for Strengthening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
- Increasing Inadequate State Civil Restitution Penalties for the Shooting of Whooping Cranes in Louisiana
- Seeking the Elimination of the U.S. Department of Justice’s McKittrick Policy
President Zac Burson, who “Zoomed” in from Haughton in Bossier Parish, presented this year’s President’s Cup to Charles “CR” Caillouet (pictured above) who joined from Bayou Manchac in Ascension Parish. CR is a past board member of LWF but what has he done for us lately? A lot! He helped us embrace use of Zoom to meet virtually in the past 16 months -- not only for board meetings, but supporting our programming that has moved to a virtual format. In 2020 and 2021 he has served as Chair of LWF's Education Committee, which is supporting the Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps. He made a special presentation to students and assisted all four sessions with valuable technical assistance. He’s served on several LWF committees and continues to be active with Friends of the Atchafalaya. We appreciate his continued involvement in conservation and giving his time to LWF.
All resolutions passed in this year and previous years' meetings can be found and searched on our Resolutions page.