Conservation Leadership Corps



The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is in its first year with an exciting program to assist in 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. LWF has based the EV-CLC on highly successful and similar projects developed by the conservation Federation of Missouri, the Wisonsin Wildlife Federation, two of our counterpart organizations, and the Texas Brigades program.

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 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 is designed to provide expert training for students to develop leadership skills and techniques to allow students the ability to analyze as well as develop conservation policies in his or her subject of interest. Students involved wil also gain experience advocating their conservation resolutions at the Annual Meeting for LWF in August of each year. Successfully written and presented conservation resolutions may be adopted by LWF to serve as official policies.

Costs Are Covered

The inaugural program will take place during the 2018-2019 academic year. All student expenses encountereed while participating in the EV-CLC program will be covered by LWF.

How To Apply

Interested EV-CLC candidates should fill out the application found by clicking the box below and sending it to the attention of the EV-CLC Coordinator at by May 31, 2018. Candidates will be selected by June 15, 2018. All applicants will be notified of the results. More detailed information on the program will be provided to those selected over the 2018 summer.

Who Should Apply?

  • High school seniors
  • College freshmen
  • College sophomores
  • College juniors

Real-World Experience

Training will be provided by current and former natural resource professionals in both public, non-profit as well as private sectors. Students will be presented with real-world issues and experience, and will receive feedback from these professionals. Such interactions will be valuable to participants in relation to school success, future career aspirations, and involvement in organizations. Training will be on one weekend in at least four to six months, e.g. 4 to 6 weekends of training.


At the successful completion of the year, each participant will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for the training pogram, a letter of recommendation for their resume portfolio and a $150 scholarship to advance their continuing education.