Conservation Leadership Corps

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the 2021 cohort will meet online.

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The Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) program is focused on the development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana. The program was established in 2018 in honor of the late Edgar Veillon, a dedicated conservation leader and longtime member of Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF).

LWF's conservation leadership training program will teach you the skills you need to become an effective champion of conservation issues. You will have the opportunity to network with leaders in state, federal and private conservation organizations and learn critical communication and teamwork skills. Help LWF advance important conservation protection while gaining valuable skills!

You have a voice and that voice matters. The CLC program can teach you how to effectively use your voice to advocate for issues that matter to you. If you are passionate about the outdoors and want to play an active role in the future of conservation and protection of our natural resources, this is the program for you! Apply today!

about the program

Learn From Today's Leaders

The CLC program is designed to provide expert training for undergraduate students to develop the leadership skills and techniques necessary to analyze and develop conservation policies. Students will learn about conservations issues and work with their peers to identify ways to become actively engaged and advocate for solutions. 

Real-World Experience

Training will be provided by natural resource professionals in public, non-profit, and private sectors. Through the integration of presentations, case studies, and collaborative activities, students will increase their knowledge of conservation policy and build skills in leadership and advocacy. Students will work together during the program to brainstorm solutions and engage their peers. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with today's leaders in conservation and expand their involvement upon completion of the program. Such interactions will be valuable to participants in relation to school success, future career aspirations, and involvement in organizations.

2021 Theme: Trash Pollution in Waterways

Using the theme of trash pollution in Louisiana's waterways, students will increase their knowledge of conservation policy and build skills in leadership and advocacy.


No cost to you! Any costs incurred for food and lodging for training sessions will be covered by LWF. Transportation costs are not covered.
*Note: Due to COVID-19, the 2021 program will hold all 4 training sessions online. However, if an in-person group activity is possible, all costs (excluding transportation) will be covered by LWF.


Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, a letter of commendation and a $200 scholarship to advance their continuing education.

Who Should Apply?

  • Louisiana residents 18 or older
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university for Spring 2021 semester
  • Able to commit to attending 4 online training sessions one weekend per month (January, February, March & April)
  • Passionate about conservation
  • Prepared to engage in interactive learning

How To Apply

Click the CLC Application button below to apply to the program.

This program is made possible from our generous donors. Thank you to the Stuller Family Foundation for supporting this program. If you would like to help LWF fund programs like this, you can donate anytime at

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