Natural Heritage Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Central Region

 Birding and Wildlife Viewing

   
Articles on Birding and Wildlife Viewing
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.

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

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals
There are 80 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 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 National Guard - 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
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, 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 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 National Guard - 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
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, 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

   
Articles on Hunting and Sport Fishing
pdf 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 ...

pdf 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.

pdf 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.  ...

pdf 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).

pdf 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.

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

pdf 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.

pdf Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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pdf 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. 

pdf 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

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

pdf 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.

Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals
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
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
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases
South Mississippi / Southeast Louisiana - Columbia, MS
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases - Texas-North Louisiana-Arkansas-Oklahoma
Peyton Weeks - 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

   
Articles on Nature-Based Tourism
pdf 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 ...

pdf 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.& ...

pdf 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
By:

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 »

 

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

pdf Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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pdf 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.

pdf 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.

Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals
There are 112 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 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 National Guard - 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 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 National Guard - 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
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, 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
Annie Coco - Amite, 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 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 National Guard - 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
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, 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

   
Articles on Outdoor Recreation
pdf 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 ...

pdf 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.& ...

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

pdf 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).

pdf Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
By:

Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.

pdf Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
By:

pdf 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. 

pdf 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.

pdf Louisiana Wildlife Insider: Summer 2013
By:

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

pdf Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
By:

Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulation

pdf Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
By:

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.

pdf Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
By:

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.

pdf Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

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Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals
There are 59 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 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 National Guard - 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
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, 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
 

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Birding and Wildlife Viewing News Items
Hurricane season takes toll on birds | Star Tribune - Minneapolis Star Tribune
10/31/2017 1:33:08 PM
Minneapolis Star Tribune Hurricane season takes toll on birds | Star Tribune Minneapolis Star Tribune A ruby-throated hummingbird clings to a twig whipping in the wind in coastal Louisiana, waiting out the worst of Hurricane Harvey before its 500-mile flight ... and more »

How do hurricanes affect birds? - Mother Nature Network
9/11/2017 1:56:33 PM
Mother Nature Network How do hurricanes affect birds ? Mother Nature Network Another possible impact of Irma that Buler and his fellow researcher Wylie Barrow, a wildlife biologist with the U. S. Geological Survey in the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana , will be monitoring is which birds get trapped ...

Birders Can View Rare Wood Stork Aug. 12 Near Baton Rouge - U.S. News & World Report
8/5/2017 12:12:21 PM
U.S. News & World Report Birders Can View Rare Wood Stork Aug. 12 Near Baton Rouge U.S. News & World Report Birders , photographers and others can see wood storks and other wading birds next weekend near Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Army Corps of Engineers are holding a viewing event Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 from 7 ... and more »

Hot times on Avery Island: Spicy fun, great bird and bear watching in birthplace of Tabasco - CultureMap Houston
7/31/2017 4:13:24 PM
CultureMap Houston Hot times on Avery Island: Spicy fun, great bird and bear watching in birthplace of Tabasco CultureMap Houston On the Venn diagram of tourist spots perfect for birders and hot sauce lovers, I would bet the only intersection lies on Avery Island, Louisiana . I come from a family of avid birders . ... Next (and nest) up, our tour went to the birds , as we headed two ...

Jeff Davis Parish announces plans for fall festivals, events - American Press
7/18/2017 2:05:03 PM
Jeff Davis Parish announces plans for fall festivals, events American Press The festival is based in Jennings but offers a variety of field trips and treks that allow participants to view Southwest Louisiana's birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat, while learning about the rice industry and working wetlands. The ...

Bird watchers are flocking to Louisiana's fragile coast, but for how ... - NOLA.com
5/15/2017 8:05:59 AM
NOLA.com Bird watchers are flocking to Louisiana's fragile coast, but for how ... NOLA.com Glenn Oussett leads a group of expectant bird watchers to the top of a three-story lookout in rural St. Bernard Parish. The view is panoramic, but the birds are few ... and more »

The 40 Best Places to Explore Louisiana's Southern Wilds - Smithsonian
3/13/2017 9:00:42 PM
The 40 Best Places to Explore Louisiana's Southern Wilds Smithsonian Birding trails criss-cross the state and are one the best ways to appreciate Louisiana's feathered residents. In Lincoln Parish, James Lake Birding Trail boasts fantastic vantage points, complete with a viewing platform, bridge and wooded walking trail.

Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
Historic Hunter's Retreat - My New Orleans (blog)
11/21/2017 11:18:01 AM
My New Orleans (blog) Historic Hunter's Retreat My New Orleans (blog) (Fact: The game that hunters do not take home with them is stored and used in many mouthwatering dishes, including fried deer.) Need more activity? Bordered by two rivers and containing several lakes, Giles Island is a great place for guided fishing  ...

How New Orleans chefs could become a key ally in effort to save Louisiana's disappearing coast - The Advocate
11/21/2017 10:23:24 AM
The Advocate How New Orleans chefs could become a key ally in effort to save Louisiana's disappearing coast The Advocate National Wildlife Federation scientists eat wild duck gumbo and jambalaya cooked by Chef Nathan Richard and Chef Dana Honn before going out to explore the wetlands at Cajun Fishing Adventures in Buras, La., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. National Wildlife ...

The best eight years of his life - Louisiana Sportsman
11/16/2017 4:23:25 PM
Louisiana Sportsman The best eight years of his life Louisiana Sportsman For eight years, starting in 2008, Robert Barham served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He was there in the wake of Hurricanes ... He can't recall more than a handful of good hunting or fishing trips he took during ...

Be aware of duck hunters - Louisiana Sportsman
11/16/2017 9:39:08 AM
Louisiana Sportsman Be aware of duck hunters Louisiana Sportsman Many of the spots used by duck hunters are also popular kayak fishing areas. Most duck hunters head out while it's ... on their way out after wrapping up. Everyone can peacefully coexist and be safe — we're all Louisiana sportsmen out doing what we love.

Outdoor Briefs: Nov. 16, 2017 - Houma Courier
11/15/2017 5:04:44 PM
Houma Courier Outdoor Briefs: Nov. 16, 2017 Houma Courier The decision was made by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet, following notification by NOAA Fisheries that the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will close for the commercial harvest of gray triggerfish per a ... and more »

Dos and don'ts when the warden arrives - Louisiana Sportsman
11/15/2017 6:01:20 AM
Louisiana Sportsman Dos and don'ts when the warden arrives Louisiana Sportsman The words “ game warden” often ring fear into the hearts of many sportsmen, but they don't need to. Recent discussions with three wildlife agents who have almost 40 years experience in the field resulted in these ideas about how to do the right thing ...

LDWF, Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association to hold free trapping workshops - WAFB.com
11/13/2017 10:31:41 AM
LDWF, Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association to hold free trapping workshops WAFB.com The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association will hold free trapping workshops on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. The Dec. 2 workshop will be held at Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Center in ... and more »

Slow dove hunts prompt fishing trip - Louisiana Sportsman
11/12/2017 10:06:25 AM
Louisiana Sportsman Slow dove hunts prompt fishing trip Louisiana Sportsman We are fortunate to live in a state where fishing is open 24/7, all year long. Just look in the pages of Louisiana Sportsman and someone is catching fish somewhere in the state. Although hunting season is upon us, the month of September was extremely ...

Check the Outdoors calendar for upcoming meetings along with hunting and fishing schedules - The Advocate
11/4/2017 8:02:43 PM
Check the Outdoors calendar for upcoming meetings along with hunting and fishing schedules The Advocate Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to the public. $50 entry fee includes Friday evening meal, fish fry, t-shirt and captain's bag. Preregistration required. Website: bckfc.org. FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh ...

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca - Business Facilities Magazine
6/14/2017 3:43:54 PM
Business Facilities Magazine Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca Business Facilities Magazine So-called “green” infrastructure and nature-based shoreline defenses are an important focus for Louisiana water-sector innovators. Martin Ecosystems of Baton Rouge designs and manufactures plant-covered “islands” made from non-toxic recycled plastic ... and more »

Louisiana Can't Pay for Its Solar Tax Credits: 'It's Bad to Do This to People. It's Just Wrong.' - Greentech Media
8/3/2016 8:38:26 AM
Greentech Media Louisiana Can't Pay for Its Solar Tax Credits: 'It's Bad to Do This to People. It's Just Wrong.' Greentech Media It's been a year since Louisiana lawmakers decided to cap the solar tax credit program in the face of worsening budget woes. Not only did lawmakers impose a cap, they also widened it to cover to everyone who purchased solar in 2015, including those who ... and more »

Outdoor Recreation News Items
Analysts See $0.50 EPS for Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) - WeeklyHub
11/18/2017 8:24:22 PM
WeeklyHub Analysts See $0.50 EPS for Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) WeeklyHub Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 10,800 shares. Benjamin F Edwards has 0% ... Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of recreation vehicles used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The company has market ... Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) Analysts See $0.50 EPS Weekly Register EPS for Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) Expected At $0.50; Edgewood Management Has Raised Ecolab (ECL ... San Times 7 Stocks of the Month: December Edition Zacks.com Zacks Investment Research  - Barchart.com all 99 news articles »

Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO): Baird Reconfirms Outperform Rating Today, Has a Target of $52/Share - WeeklyHub
11/17/2017 12:33:31 PM
WeeklyHub Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO): Baird Reconfirms Outperform Rating Today, Has a Target of $52/Share WeeklyHub Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems, a Louisiana -based fund reported 10,800 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt invested ... Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of recreation vehicles used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.

As Gas Companies Prepare Pollution Settlements, New Jersey Voters Limit How They Can Be Spent - Governing
11/7/2017 11:18:18 PM
Governing As Gas Companies Prepare Pollution Settlements, New Jersey Voters Limit How They Can Be Spent Governing Last month, for example, Louisiana voters approved a ballot measure that bans future gas tax revenue from funding transportation employee salaries. Since the 1980s, New Jersey has ... Debbie Mans, the executive director of NY/NJ Baykeeper, an ... and more »

People of Etowah - LeRoy Falcon - Gadsden Messenger
11/3/2017 4:59:41 PM
Gadsden Messenger People of Etowah - LeRoy Falcon Gadsden Messenger Our opportunities for outdoor recreation is incredible. I also love the people in our community. When I was in Louisiana helping my family with Hu-rricane Katrina recovery, most of the volunteers we encountered were from Alabama. That says a lot about ...

A wildlife legacy - Robert Barham's wildlife legacy - Louisiana Sportsman
11/1/2017 3:37:46 PM
Louisiana Sportsman A wildlife legacy - Robert Barham's wildlife legacy Louisiana Sportsman Robert Barham could probably get an invitation to hunt or fish just about anywhere in Louisiana , but his ideal destination would probably be the woods and waters of Morehouse Parish around his small hometown of Oak Ridge.

When Polluters Pay States for Their Damage, Who Should Benefit? - Governing
10/27/2017 3:04:30 AM
Governing When Polluters Pay States for Their Damage, Who Should Benefit? Governing Earlier this month, for example, Louisiana voters approved a ballot measure that bans future gas tax revenue from funding transportation employee salaries. Since the 1980s, New Jersey ... Debbie Mans, the executive director of NY/NJ Baykeeper, an ...

New Student Recreation Complex Complete at Louisiana State University - School Constructions News (blog)
10/23/2017 10:03:50 AM
School Constructions News (blog) New Student Recreation Complex Complete at Louisiana State University School Constructions News (blog) The budget for the project was $62 million, which included three separate projects: an outdoor recreation field complex, the UREC tennis court and parking addition as well as the main UREC building project — a 257,000-square foot building, which ...

Managing your land for outdoor recreation - Knoe.com
10/18/2017 10:19:04 AM
Knoe.com Managing your land for outdoor recreation Knoe.com Louisiana Delta Adventures, Inc., a non-profit serving northeast Louisiana to grow outdoor recreation , is teaming with the LSU AgCenter and Mississippi State University's Natural Resource Enterprises program to educate landowners on outdoor recreation  ...