T & E Blog

Hello to all my friends involved in conservation,   My name is Carrie Salyers and I am a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. In addition to my biologist title, I wear the hat of endangered species education and outreach coordinator for the department. It’s...
  Hello to all my friends involved in conservation,   Hope everyone is doing well! Last week was an exciting week…action packed really. I celebrated a wedding anniversary and my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween. Also on the 31st was the 2nd whooping crane workshop LDWF has...
Hello Everyone!    I found this short article to be interesting. Hope you feel the same and that everyone enjoys a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2013/endangered-species-11-21-2013.html   And don't forget, endanagered means...
  Myself and all of the residents of the great state of Louisiana received an early Christmas gift this past week. We welcomed our 4th group of whooping cranes last Wednesday, December 11th. This new group consists of 10 individual birds (7 males and three females). I was fortunate to be...
    Thursday Janurary 2, 2014...the day the newest cohort of cranes had been looking forward to (even though they didn't know it)!   That date marked the day the department released the birds from the top-netted pen into the marshes surrounding White Lake. It is an exciting...
  A "whooping" good time was had by all on Friday January 31 at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area located south of Gueydan, LA. LDWF hosted a one day whooping crane workshop for the New Orleans Master Naturalists. The day included presentations, birding with state ornithologist...
    Despite icy conditions, a great time was held the weekend of February 7-8, 2014 at Chemin-A-Haut State park located north of Bastrop, LA.    The event that gathered us there was a rabbit hunt for US Army personnel in appreciation for their service to our country. The event...
  For the second year in a row LDWF staff participated in Swamp Stomp, part of the annual Tresors du Bayou festival at Nicholls State University. This event is an excellent opportunity for us to spread the word about T&E species to children in the Thibodaux area. As with last year, our...
    I invite you to the Tenth Annual Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival, April 11-13, 2014, in beautiful downtown Franklin. The mission of the bear festival is to educate the citizens of St. Mary Parish and the surrounding area about the Louisiana black bear. Myself and friends from the...
  Tis the season...for outreach events that is!  I have been busy spreading the word about Louisiana black bears and whooping cranes the past couple of weeks. It has been great visiting with folks at the Baton Rouge Earth Day Celebration, the Stir the Pot Festival in Abbeville, the...
Hi Everyone-   I hope that the beginning of your summer is off to a great start! They say summer is the time to kick back and relax but apparently I missed that memo! What a busy time the month of June is shaping up to be. I have a little bit of everything lined up...from library presentations...
  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the University of Tennessee will hold public meetings presenting research findings on the Louisiana black bear Tuesday August 12th, Wednesday August 13th, and Thursday August 14th.    On Tuesday the 12th, meetings...
    As mentioned in the last blog post, LDWF hosted four public meetings presenting research findings on Louisiana black bears.   The meetings began last Tuesday August 12th at the headquarter building of LDWF. The second meeting was held that evening at the Wetlands center...
Hi everyone-   Outreach season is upon us and this weekend I will be traveling to Youngsville. Please join me this Saturday September 20 for Plantfest. It will be held from 8-3pm at the Sugar Mill Pond. The event is hosted by the Master Gardners and will provide a wealth of information...
  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on September 27. 
 
     NHFD is a national event celebrated by all 50 states on the fourth Saturday in September. It was created in 1972 when Congress...
    Join me this weekend in Lafayette at Festival Acadiens in the arts section. Myself and collegue Sara Zimorski will be there whooping it up promoting whooping cranes so please join us this Saturday or Sunday for some great music, food, art, and whooping crane information!  ...
  Join me this Saturday November 8 at Chimp Haven located in Keithville, LA for their fall festival event! Event details and information regarding this wonderful facility can be found at: http://www.chimphaven.org/   Located in the Eddie D. Jones Park off Highway 789 in Keithville,...
  My recent visit to Chimp Haven has reminded me that there are many ways we can give back this holiday season. Chimp Haven is one of the few accredited facilities that houses chimpanzees after they are either surrendered from private ownership or the government...
    On Nov 24, I had the pleasure of teaching members of the Evangeline Chapter of the Boy Scouts about our Louisiana Black bears and whooping cranes. The scouts were participating in the 2014 Winter Camp; a camp in which they pick classes that will hopefully lead towards earning a...