Conservation Leadership Corps

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Students in the 2019-2020 Conservation Leadership Corps group have officially kicked off the year with their first training session:



The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is in its second year of an exciting program focused on the development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana, known as the Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (EV-CLC). The program is named after Edgar Veillon, a conservation leader and member of the LWF who passed away in 2017.

Louisiana Wildlife Federation's conservation leadership training program will teach you the skills you need to become an effective champion of conservation issues. Network with leaders in state, federal and private conservation organizations. Learn critical communication and teamwork skills. Be a voice for the conservation of Louisiana's natural resources.

General Information

Designed to Teach

The EV-CLC program is designed to provide expert training for undergraduates to develop leadership skills and techniques to allow students the ability to analyze and develop conservation policies. Students involved will learn about conservations issues and work with their peers to develop policy briefings on an issue. They will also have the opportunity to network with today's leaders in conservation. 

Meeting Costs Are Covered

For the 2019-2020 academic year, food and lodging for training sessions will be covered by LWF.

How To Apply

Interested EV-CLC candidates should fill out the application found by clicking the box at the top of this page. Applications are due by May 31, 2019. Candidates will be selected by June 31, 2019. All applicants will be notified of the results. More detailed information on the program will be provided to those selected over the 2019 summer. Questions about the program should be sent to the attention of the EV-CLC Coordinator at

Who Should Apply?

  • College freshmen
  • College sophomores
  • College juniors
  • College seniors

Real-World Experience

Training will be provided by current and former natural resource professionals in public, non-profit, and private sectors. Students will work together over the course of the year to develop policy briefings to present to a panel of these professionals, who will give feedback to each group. Such interactions will be valuable to participants in relation to school success, future career aspirations, and involvement in organizations. Training sessions will take place over 4 weekends in September, November, February, and April.


At the successful completion of the program, each participant will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, a letter of commendation for their resume portfolio and a $250 scholarship to advance their continuing education.

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