Natural Heritage Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Central Region

 Birding and Wildlife Viewing

   
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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching
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Bird watching continues to grow in popularity among folks of all ages.  The hobby—otherwise known as birding—is an excellent way to enjoy nature and become acquainted with all things winged.

 

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
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Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

 

The Mississippi Flyway

The longest migration route of any in the Western Hemisphere lies in this flyway. It's northern terminus is on the Arctic coast of Alaska and its southern end in Patagonia.

 

The Ecological Basis for the Conservation of Migratory Birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
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In 1994, the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) Migratory Bird Planning Group began to devise a conservation plan that integrates habitat objectives for three groups of bird species—wintering waterfowl, migratory shorebirds, and breeding and wintering forest birds.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Birds Field Guides Collection
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Birds and Mammals Field Guides Collection: A collection of one page fact sheets.

 

Show Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals (78)
There are 78 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander State Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower
- Morgan City, LA
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Walter “Butch” Guchereau - Breaux Bridge, LA
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours
- Patterson, LA
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Guides and Outfitters
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Giles Island Hunting Club
Jimmy Riley - Ferriday, LA
Ivy's Tackle Box
- Morgan City, LA
Pack & Paddle
- Lafayette, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
State and Federal Land
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander State Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
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Find a National Forest in the South

The Southern Region covers thirteen states--a vast area stretching from Texas on the western side, Virginia on the north, and down to Puerto Rico on the south. You'll find a wide variety of forest environments, including the only tropical forest (El Yunque) in the agency. Find a forest nearest you!

 

Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

The Ultimate Food Plot
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One of the first things that every fledgling wildlife manager learns is that nutrition is the key to attracting and keeping big bucks. The second thing they learn is how expensive it is to grow good food plots.

 

Preparing Deer Hunting Spring Food Plots For Big Bucks
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There are many things you can do to get your property ready for planting those food plots.If you are someone who is serious about deer hunting big bucks, I wanted to outline some of the things you need to think about when preparing and planting your food plots.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots: Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

Updated 2013 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates
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In February 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) promulgate an emergency rule for the 2013 recreational red snapper season.

 

Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
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Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

 

Hunters: A Force for Conservation
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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

 

Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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KNF Deer Hunting with Dogs - USDC Western Dist Ruling - Nov 27 2013

US Forest Service decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs on Kisatchie National Forest upheld by Federal District Court Ruling. 

 

Louisiana Wildlife Insider: Summer 2013
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In This Issue: The Monarch Butterfly: Traveling though Louisiana on an Epic Journey by Wendy Caldwell and Karen Oberhauser Conservation Partnership: Why it Matters by Gregg Elliott and Duck Locascio Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program by Judy Jones Gopher Tortoise Conservation Efforts in Louisiana by Keri Landry Tracking Raccoon Movements in the Atchafalaya Basin by Michael Byrne and Michael Camberlain Southeast Louisiana DMAP Club Hosts Wounded Warriors Hunt by Kori Legleu and Cheryl Burns The Unicorn Deer by Scott Durham How to Hook a Child on Fishing by Mi

 

Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
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Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulation

 

Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
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Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

 

Show Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals (25)
There are 25 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Guides and Outfitters
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Giles Island Hunting Club
Jimmy Riley - Ferriday, LA
Ivy's Tackle Box
- Morgan City, LA
Pack & Paddle
- Lafayette, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
Campbell Global, LLC
John Gilleland - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman - Portland, OR
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Harry Bourg Corporation
Cyrus J. Theriot, Jr. - President - Houma, LA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
RoyOMartin
Hunting Leases - Alexandria, LA
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases
South Mississippi / Southeast Louisiana - Columbia, MS
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases - Gulf Region
- Natchitoches, LA
Lodges and Ranches
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
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National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

Fee Fishing: An Introduction
By:

The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
By:

Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
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Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
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Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.

 

Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
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This article includes both the text of, and explanation for, the Louisiana Agritourism Limited Liability Law, is intended to limit the liability of the agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.

 

Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
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Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

 

Buck Island, a Newly Conserved Mississippi River Destination Near Helena, Arkansas

The first leg of a new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail has been established through the conservation of Buck Island near Helena, Arkansas, thanks to the efforts of the American Land Conservancy (ALC), the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other partners.

 

Show Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals (110)
There are 110 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Agritourism
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
CM Farms, LLC
- Dry Creek, LA
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Grant Christmas Tree Farm and Syrup Mill
Gray & Mollie Anderson - Grant, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Campgrounds
Alexander State Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
River View RV Park and Resort
- Vidalia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander State Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower
- Morgan City, LA
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Walter “Butch” Guchereau - Breaux Bridge, LA
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours
- Patterson, LA
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Alpine Lawn & Landscape
Terry Gore - Dry Prong, LA
Dana Brown & Associates
- New Orleans, LA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Green Laws Website
Prof. Buck Abbey,ASLA, paAIA - Landscape Ordinance Research Project - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Ed Champagne - Lafayette, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consulting
Jim Martin - Metairie, LA
Gulf Engineers and Consultants
Mike Hattaway - Mandeville, LA
Louisiana Chapter - American Society of Architects
Haley Blakeman - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Association
Cari Jane Murray - Executive Secretary - Covington, LA
Michael C. Englerth
Mike's Tree Service - Baton Rouge, LA
Natives Landscape Corporation
Stephen Joseph Rusbar - Covington, LA
Rene M. LeBlanc
Baton Rouge Tree Service - Addis, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
State and Federal Land
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander State Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA

 Outdoor Recreation

   
Show Articles on Outdoor Recreation (20)
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching
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Bird watching continues to grow in popularity among folks of all ages.  The hobby—otherwise known as birding—is an excellent way to enjoy nature and become acquainted with all things winged.

 

National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

Find a National Forest in the South

The Southern Region covers thirteen states--a vast area stretching from Texas on the western side, Virginia on the north, and down to Puerto Rico on the south. You'll find a wide variety of forest environments, including the only tropical forest (El Yunque) in the agency. Find a forest nearest you!

 

Fee Fishing: An Introduction
By:

The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
By:

Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
By:

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
By:

Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

 

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
By:

NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
By:

Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.

 

Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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KNF Deer Hunting with Dogs - USDC Western Dist Ruling - Nov 27 2013

US Forest Service decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs on Kisatchie National Forest upheld by Federal District Court Ruling. 

 

A Guide to Growing a School Butterfly Garden
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The benefits of school gardens are numerous and are not restricted to a particular age group. Gardens can accommodate student's visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

 

Louisiana Wildlife Insider: Summer 2013
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In This Issue: The Monarch Butterfly: Traveling though Louisiana on an Epic Journey by Wendy Caldwell and Karen Oberhauser Conservation Partnership: Why it Matters by Gregg Elliott and Duck Locascio Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program by Judy Jones Gopher Tortoise Conservation Efforts in Louisiana by Keri Landry Tracking Raccoon Movements in the Atchafalaya Basin by Michael Byrne and Michael Camberlain Southeast Louisiana DMAP Club Hosts Wounded Warriors Hunt by Kori Legleu and Cheryl Burns The Unicorn Deer by Scott Durham How to Hook a Child on Fishing by Mi

 

Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
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Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulation

 

Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
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This article includes both the text of, and explanation for, the Louisiana Agritourism Limited Liability Law, is intended to limit the liability of the agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.

 

Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
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Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

 

Buck Island, a Newly Conserved Mississippi River Destination Near Helena, Arkansas

The first leg of a new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail has been established through the conservation of Buck Island near Helena, Arkansas, thanks to the efforts of the American Land Conservancy (ALC), the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other partners.

 

Quapaw Canoe Company in Helena offers canoe excursions on the "Mighty Mississippi"

Watch this video about canoe trips on the Mississippi River near Helena offered by the Quapaw Canoe Company.

 

Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

Methylmercury is a form of mercury that is found in most freshwater and saltwater fish. In some lakes, rivers, and coastal waters in California, methylmercury has been found in some types of fish at concentrations that may be harmful to human health.

 

Show Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals (58)
There are 58 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Agritourism
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
CM Farms, LLC
- Dry Creek, LA
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Grant Christmas Tree Farm and Syrup Mill
Gray & Mollie Anderson - Grant, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander State Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower
- Morgan City, LA
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Walter “Butch” Guchereau - Breaux Bridge, LA
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours
- Patterson, LA
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA