Louisiana Conservationist

The Latest Edition of the Louisiana Conservationist

Release Date: 02/27/2013

 
Dear Conservationists,
 
The latest edition of the Louisiana Conservationist is here!
 
Exciting things have been taking place, like our new Facebook page! Alongside our website, the Facebook page allows fans to get access to our archive photos and videos, important outdoor events and general information that anyone can appreciate. 
 
This edition of the Conservationist takes you all over the state, exploring the many projects the department has on-going as well as the important role conservationists are playing. 
 
Our winter months brought rain, as they always do, but this year brought record floods to some areas. Some Louisianans evacuated their homes to higher ground. Lots of our wildlife did as well. Our enforcement agents did what they do best — leading the search and rescue effort, aiding anyone that needed help battling the downpour and flooding that followed.
 
Unlike the citizens of Louisiana, some of our wildlife took the heavy rains as an omen to move on completely. LDWF biologists tracked our new cohort of Whooping Cranes as their pen flooded and the birds moved on to the landscape for the first time. In the Atchafalaya Basin, LDWF biologist utilized the remaining time of woodcock season to band and track as many birds as possible before migration began.
 
With spring just around the corner, volunteers participated in the first two Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos of the year. The rodeos are volunteer events aimed at removing abandoned crab traps from the water. This marks the tenth year of the program and fifteenth area that LDWF, Louisiana Sea Grant and volunteers combined to combat the problem of ghost fishing.
 
We hope you find some time to sit back and enjoy Louisiana's longest running outdoor publication and don't forget to become a fan of the Louisiana Conservationist: https://www.facebook.com/louisianaconservationist.

Louisiana Conservationist Summer Issue Now Available

Release Date: 07/31/2012

Louisiana Conservationist Summer Issue Now Available

The next issue of Louisiana’s oldest outdoor magazine, Louisiana Conservationist, is now ready for your review.  This summer issue is full of great stories, expanding on Louisiana’s coastal restoration, endangered species research, new summer camps for children and an offshore excursion just for women.

The summer time is the best time for children to get involved with outdoor activities. The department hosted its second annual outdoors children’s camp at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge.

Our coastal restoration series goes further in depth in this edition as we explore the Mississippi River delta and its forever changing landscape as we focus on Pass-a-Loutre in this issue.  In addition, Dave Moreland, a regular LCM contributor, gives us a lesson in planting for all wildlife in his “Outdoor Roots” column.

We also look at a new program called “Women in the Wild” where a group of 30 women was given the opportunity to try their hands at fishing at Grand Isle, LA.  And, we travel to the northern part of the state to look for the elusive Louisiana pine snake, the rarest snake in North America.

These stories and more await you in the summer edition of the Louisiana Conservationist at www.louisianaconservationist.org.  ENJOY!

Winter 2012 Issue of Louisiana Conservationist Available Online

Release Date: 03/05/2012

LCM 2012 Winter Cover

The winter edition of the Louisiana Conservationist is now available online.  

Click Here to view the winter 2012 edition.

This issue covers the December arrival of our second cohort of Whooping Cranes as part of the department's reintroduction efforts along with an update on the first cohort.

Dave Moreland's recurring feature "Outdoor Roots" touches on this year's mast boom of acorns in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Plain, and how they can help your wildlife.

If variety is what you seek, then this edition will not disappoint as we explore a new type of rodeo in Golden Meadows, a nutria rodeo. The first of its kind and uniquely run by teenagers attempting to educate the youth of Louisiana on issues impacting our fragile coast.

We stay on the coast with an article discussing how Limited Access Areas have improved recent duck hunt success rates on our coastal WMA's.

All these and more are packed into our winter edition, along with videos, maps and photos to enhance stories and articles. So pull up a chair and make some time to dive into the winter 2012 edition of the Louisiana Conservationist!

 

First Issue of Louisiana Conservationist Online Magazine Available Now

Dear Louisiana Hunters and Anglers,

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is excited to announce that the first online issue of Louisiana Conservationist is available now. Each issue will contain the same great stories and photography that was the hallmark of our printed magazine — available at http://louisianaconservationist.org/ as Web pages that are viewable in any browser, or at http://louisianaconservationist.org/current in an electronic book format featuring a familiar magazine-style layout.

First Issue of Louisiana Conservationist Online Magazine Available Now

Dear Louisiana Hunters and Anglers,

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is excited to announce that the first online issue of Louisiana Conservationist is available now. Each issue will contain the same great stories and photography that was the hallmark of our printed magazine — available at http://louisianaconservationist.org/ as Web pages that are viewable in any browser, or at http://louisianaconservationist.org/current in an electronic book format featuring a familiar magazine-style layout.

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