Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation
A. Kell McInnis, III
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The Foundation's Mission
. . . to enhance and encourage public enjoyment and use of the wildlife and fisheries resources of this state, we:
Promote, develop, expand and improve the facilities of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission;
Enhance their ability to perform their constitutional and statutory missions;
Encourage public conservation and enjoyment of wildlife and fish resources;
Increase Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission's usefulness to our citizens.
The Foundation is a non-profit public, charitable foundation, tax exempt under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana's wildlife and fish resources.
Individuals and corporations can become partners in conservation by contributing to the Foundation in a variety of ways, all of which are tax deductible. Donations of property and money are accepted both as undedicated contributions or for specific projects and programs.
Louisiana is known as the "Sportsman's Paradise", but with each passing generation the natural resources of this state become less available. When you become a partner in Louisiana wildlife and fish conservation, you contribute to programs that insure future generations will have access to quality outdoor recreational experiences.
The goals of the Foundation include habitat conservation, environmental education and training, natural resource research and management, and general financial assistance to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries programs and projects, such that it may better serve the public.
In the past the Foundation has used dedicated contributions for hunter education, Wood Duck preservation projects, wildlife management areas, improvements for both rural and urban locations, marine fisheries research, Louisiana black bear projects, fish hatchery research, quail management, teacher and public education programs, wetlands mitigation and National Hunting and Fishing Day events.
Major Foundation Inititaves:
Wildlife Management Area and Refuge Programs
Fish Hatchery Research
Partners In Conservation
The Foundation's Board is committed to a simple operating style - working as a partner with contributors who donate property, services or funds for specific projects and programs as well as contributions for general conservation use. The foundation identifies conservation problems and offers solutions through partnerships and leveraging financial resources.