Conservation Leadership Corps

LWF is currently working on updates to the 2021 Conservation Leadership Corp program.
We will be making an announcement this fall for applications for next year's class!

CLC students group photo at river model

2019-2020 Class of the Conservation Leadership Corps



The Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) program is focused on the development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana. The program is named after the late Edgar Veillon, a dedicated conservation leader and longtime member of LWF.

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 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. They will also have the opportunity to network with today's leaders in conservation. 

Meeting Costs Are Covered

Any costs incurred for food and lodging for training sessions will be covered by LWF.
Note: The 2021 program will hold training sessions online due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, any costs associated with potential in-person activities will be covered by LWF.

How To Apply

Please check back for an announcement in the Fall 2020 for applications for the 2021 program.

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 during the program to address specific conservation issues. 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 during the Spring of 2021.


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

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