Release Date: 04/06/2006


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) today unveiled the agency's newly re-designed Web site at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.  The new site still has the same www.wlf.louisiana.gov address, but will feature a more user-friendly interface, fresh look and faster file accessibility.

 "The department is very excited about the capabilities of the new site to more easily deliver the vast amount of information we provide to the public," said LDWF Secretary Dwight Landreneau.

The new site design features easy to navigate drop-down menu bars at the top each page. The categories in the menu bars are organized by outdoor activity or interest, instead of by LDWF division. The site will also prominently display upcoming event information and public meeting announcements with a calendar file link accessing monthly calendar information for advance planning.

"We approached the new page design from the perspective of the general public, so there is no need to be familiar with LDWF's organizational structure," said Jennifer Hannie, LDWF's Web site administrator.

Additional features include a License Wizard that can determine the correct licenses people will need for their specific outdoor activities. The public will also be able to subscribe to the department's on-line newsletter containing current LDWF news.

For LDWF's lesser-known programs such as pond management or landowner assistance, a new Public Services section makes program information readily accessible. Site content will also be updated more frequently.

Graham Group Interactive, a Louisiana-based company that specializes in Web site design, developed the new look with input from LDWF staff.

EDITORS:  For more information, contact Adam Einck at aeinck@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2565.