Natural Heritage Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Northeast Region

 Birding and Wildlife Viewing

   
Show Articles on Birding and Wildlife Viewing (6)
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 (71)
There are 71 resources serving Northeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals serving Northeast Region
Ecotourism
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 Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
Deisha Norwood - Wildlife Refuge Specialist - Ferriday, LA
Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Big Colewa Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Big Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuge Complex - Farmerville, 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
Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, 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
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
- Bastrop, LA
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Floy Ward McElroy Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Bruin State Park
- St. Joseph, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
- Delhi, LA
Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area
LDWF & US Army Corps of Engineers - Opelousas, LA
Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Tallulah, LA
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuges - Farmerville, 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
Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
Deisha Norwood - Wildlife Refuge Specialist - Ferriday, LA
Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Big Colewa Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Big Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuge Complex - Farmerville, 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
Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
- Bastrop, LA
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Floy Ward McElroy Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Bruin State Park
- St. Joseph, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
- Delhi, LA
Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area
LDWF & US Army Corps of Engineers - Opelousas, LA
Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Tallulah, LA
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuges - Farmerville, 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 Northeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Northeast 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

   
Show Articles on Nature-Based Tourism (13)
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
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.

 

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 »

 

 

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 (92)
There are 92 resources serving Northeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Northeast Region
Agritourism
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Campgrounds
Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
- Bastrop, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Bruin State Park
- St. Joseph, LA
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
- Delhi, LA
Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area
LDWF & US Army Corps of Engineers - Opelousas, LA
River View RV Park and Resort
- Vidalia, LA
Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Ecotourism
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 Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
Deisha Norwood - Wildlife Refuge Specialist - Ferriday, LA
Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Big Colewa Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Big Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuge Complex - Farmerville, 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
Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, 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
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
- Bastrop, LA
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Floy Ward McElroy Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Bruin State Park
- St. Joseph, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
- Delhi, LA
Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area
LDWF & US Army Corps of Engineers - Opelousas, LA
Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Tallulah, LA
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuges - Farmerville, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
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
State and Federal Land
Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
Deisha Norwood - Wildlife Refuge Specialist - Ferriday, LA
Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Big Colewa Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Big Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuge Complex - Farmerville, 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
Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
- Bastrop, LA
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Floy Ward McElroy Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Bruin State Park
- St. Joseph, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
- Delhi, LA
Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area
LDWF & US Army Corps of Engineers - Opelousas, LA
Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Tallulah, LA
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuges - Farmerville, LA

 Outdoor Recreation

   
Show Articles on Outdoor Recreation (20)
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching
By:

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
By:

 

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
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

 

Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
By:

Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulation

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 (48)
There are 48 resources serving Northeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals serving Northeast Region
Agritourism
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Ecotourism
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 Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
Deisha Norwood - Wildlife Refuge Specialist - Ferriday, LA
Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Big Colewa Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Big Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuge Complex - Farmerville, 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
Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, 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
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
- Bastrop, LA
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Floy Ward McElroy Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Farmerville, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Bruin State Park
- St. Joseph, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
- Delhi, LA
Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area
LDWF & US Army Corps of Engineers - Opelousas, LA
Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Tallulah, LA
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
North Louisiana Refuges - Farmerville, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
 

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Birding and Wildlife Viewing News Items
Egrets and their relatives wander widely in summer - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
8/5/2018 6:21:26 AM
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) Egrets and their relatives wander widely in summer Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) I have seen them before on Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina.” She described .... Older birding field guides may refer to the tricolored heron as the Louisiana heron, which was an older popular name for the species. Although ...

In Southwest Louisiana, Discover the Great Outdoors & Gaming Resorts - San Antonio Magazine
8/1/2018 1:21:22 AM
San Antonio Magazine In Southwest Louisiana , Discover the Great Outdoors & Gaming Resorts San Antonio Magazine It's summer—that means the fish are jumping in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana and so are good times at area gaming resorts! Picture gliding onto watery paradises with your picnic lunch and ice chest, primed for the catch of the day. By night, you ...

The (Tunica) Hills are Alive - My New Orleans (blog)
6/12/2018 9:21:22 AM
My New Orleans (blog) The (Tunica) Hills are Alive My New Orleans (blog) You could easily be swept away by the lush green upland hardwood forest and its cliffs where botanists and zoologists have discovered species of plants and animals categorized as rarities in Louisiana . The cooler temperature within the deep gorges ...

Check out the Outdoors calendar for upcoming meetings and fishing schedules - The Advocate
4/28/2018 8:02:01 PM
The Advocate Check out the Outdoors calendar for upcoming meetings and fishing schedules The Advocate LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda items: Setting recreational red snapper season in state and federal waters & setting ...

Want to go birding for science? Audubon Society to host several upcoming events in Louisiana - The Advocate
12/18/2017 5:32:06 PM
The Advocate Want to go birding for science? Audubon Society to host several upcoming events in Louisiana The Advocate The Audubon Society is asking for volunteers to help contribute to science over the holidays. In the coming weeks, the conservation organization will be hosting the annual Christmas Bird Count, which for 117 years has helped researchers track bird ...

Migration destinations: Watch birds wing their way across the continent - USA TODAY
9/22/2017 8:19:57 AM
USA TODAY Migration destinations: Watch birds wing their way across the continent USA TODAY “It's a very birdy place,” says Warnock, who spent a year studying the region's wildlife . ... Cameron, La . An avian super highway passes over this compact sanctuary on the Louisiana coast as it makes its way across the Gulf of Mexico. The woodlands ...

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 »

Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
Check out the Outdoors calendar for meetings, fishing rodeos and hunting and fishing seasons - The Advocate
8/15/2018 8:02:32 PM
The Advocate Check out the Outdoors calendar for meetings, fishing rodeos and hunting and fishing seasons The Advocate Limited to kayak and paddlecraft. Team and Individual divisions. Cash prizes & special prizes for heaviest redfish caught by a woman and a youth angler and heaviest redfish taken on fly tackle. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200. Website: ccalouisiana.com.

Outdoor Briefs: Aug. 15, 2018 - Daily Comet
8/15/2018 6:34:14 PM
Outdoor Briefs: Aug. 15, 2018 Daily Comet The courses are available to all ages, but only hunters 10 and older are eligible for certification. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Louisiana Hunter Education Certification Card that is recognized by all states and ... and more »

How to age white-tailed deer: Part IV - Louisiana Sportsman
8/12/2018 10:04:44 AM
Louisiana Sportsman How to age white-tailed deer: Part IV Louisiana Sportsman Harold was an active hunter , primarily a bowhunter, and did much to develop the sport of bowhunting in this state. He was a founding father and leader of the Bayou State Bowhunters Association. He and his wife Nita, along with several other bowhunter ...

Young writers, photographers feted at LOWA banquet - The Advocate
8/11/2018 8:02:44 PM
The Advocate Young writers, photographers feted at LOWA banquet The Advocate “Did You See That” detailed the preparations for a hunt in the bottomlands in central Louisiana , a hunt that ended with what he described as the “biggest, fattest, red fox squirrel” he'd ever seen. What happened later was the squirrel wound up, as ...

CURTIS THURMON - El Dorado News-Times
8/9/2018 6:11:00 AM
El Dorado News-Times CURTIS THURMON El Dorado News-Times Curtis Walker Thurmon was born in Summerfield, Louisiana , November 2, 1929, the third of seven children born to Curtis Ephraim and Ethel Wright Thurmon. He died August 6, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana . Walker was ... Walker was a devoted follower of ...

Check out fishing results from the weekend's tournaments - The Advocate
8/8/2018 2:23:39 PM
The Advocate Check out fishing results from the weekend's tournaments The Advocate 75, Hunter Courvelle-Alex Erickson, Sam Houston High (5) 12-7. ... GRAND ISLE — Results from Saturday's annual CCA Louisiana Legislators Rodeo with divisions, categories, anglers and the charter captains, crew captains & boat names in parentheses):.

Live shrimp valuable commodity on coast - The Advocate
8/8/2018 2:23:31 PM
The Advocate Live shrimp valuable commodity on coast The Advocate See, it was the annual CCA Louisiana Legislative Rodeo, a day when the state's largest recreational fishing association brings elected federal, state and local officials for a day of fishing. Hopefully, it turns enough heads, and eyes, to the economic ...

Macaluso: No school, no baseball ... just fishing - The Advocate
7/25/2018 8:04:54 PM
The Advocate Macaluso: No school, no baseball ... just fishing The Advocate “This is what I can afford,” Hunter David said. There was a fishing story here, and there was every reason to believe their story of winning the first go-around for the Louisiana Sportsmen's Coalition bass tournament was going to be the truth, the ...

Louisiana Sportsman Show to take place in New Orleans - Houma Courier
7/21/2018 12:28:26 PM
Houma Courier Louisiana Sportsman Show to take place in New Orleans Houma Courier Held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome from July 20 to July 22, the show will feature great discounts from major high-quality sporting brands, as well as entertainment events, workshops and clinics. “We call it a sportsman show because it's hunting , fishing ... and more »

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
In Louisiana's Vanishing Wetlands, a Promise of Ecotourism That Locals Say Reeks of Greenwashing - DeSmog (blog)
7/5/2018 2:46:34 PM
DeSmog (blog) In Louisiana's Vanishing Wetlands, a Promise of Ecotourism That Locals Say Reeks of Greenwashing DeSmog (blog) Terry Jones, a principal investor and spokesperson for the proposed development, The Village at Port Manchac, refers to the project as a “ nature-based community.” His description of it includes around 100 single-family homes with boat slips, between ...

Louisiana's got a new slogan! - Driftwood
2/7/2018 2:14:00 PM
Driftwood Louisiana's got a new slogan! Driftwood The new Louisiana tourism campaign seems to resonate with a growing demand for excitement, adventure, passion, and exploration. Louisiana is the perfect blend of nature based , cultural, culinary, and entertainment driven tourism . I think 'Feed Your ... and more »

Wetlands stopped $625 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston? - PBS NewsHour
8/31/2017 5:35:19 PM
PBS NewsHour Wetlands stopped $625 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston? PBS NewsHour “Many nature-based solutions need attention beyond wetlands,” said Todd Bridges, who directs the initiative. ... Louisiana's $50 billion coastal protection and restoration master plan aims to reduce damage to land by $150 billion over the next 50 years ... and more »

Outdoor Recreation News Items
Lake Bistineau State Park Cabins Reopen for Fall Reservations - Bossier Now
7/26/2018 4:28:02 PM
Bossier Now Lake Bistineau State Park Cabins Reopen for Fall Reservations Bossier Now “Our staff has worked tirelessly to get these cabins available for our guests, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality outdoor recreation in Louisiana .” With the reopening of the cabins, Lake Bistineau State Park will be completely reopen ... and more »

Feliciana Sports for July 26, 2018 - The Advocate
7/25/2018 3:46:53 PM
The Advocate Feliciana Sports for July 26, 2018 The Advocate It was laid out and built in the early 2000s, originally a little less than 6 miles. Funding was partially provided by a Trails Grant administered by the governor's office. That program is now administered by the Louisiana State Parks Outdoor ...

Rental cabins at 3 Louisiana state parks to reopen after 2016 floods - NOLA.com
7/25/2018 12:07:32 PM
Rental cabins at 3 Louisiana state parks to reopen after 2016 floods NOLA.com "Our staff has worked tirelessly to get these cabins available for our guests, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality outdoor recreation in Louisiana ." The 1,200-acre Tickfaw State Park is located seven miles west of Springfield in ...

Louisiana native markets Rogers as 'world-class' destination - talkbusiness.net
7/19/2018 5:09:58 PM
talkbusiness.net Louisiana native markets Rogers as 'world-class' destination talkbusiness.net They prospect groups for outdoor recreation and sporting events, cultural affairs, camps, craft fairs, yoga festivals, as well as for meetings and conventions, most of them held at Embassy Suites and the adjoining John Q. Hammons Center. Proceeds from ...

23 projects in line for $60M in recreational improvements from BP oil spill settlement - The Advocate
7/17/2018 2:40:24 PM
NOLA.com 23 projects in line for $60M in recreational improvements from BP oil spill settlement The Advocate Nearly a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is preparing to spend $60 million in recovery money to enhance outdoor recreation offerings in coastal parishes. BP spill settlement money to pay for dozens of recreation projects NOLA.com Millions for Southwest Louisiana American Press all 26 news articles »

Louisiana to get $992000 for outdoor recreation and conservation projects - NOLA.com
6/11/2018 6:42:38 PM
NOLA.com Louisiana to get $992000 for outdoor recreation and conservation projects NOLA.com Louisiana will get nearly $1 million from federal offshore lease revenues for outdoor recreation and conservation projects, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Monday (June 11). The money, from the Land and Water Conservation Fund ... and more »

New housing at University of Louisiana at Lafayette will add 591 beds - American School & University
5/4/2018 4:00:12 PM
American School & University New housing at University of Louisiana at Lafayette will add 591 beds American School & University The complex's outdoor recreation areas will include a swimming pool, sand volleyball court and grilling pavilion. A clubhouse will feature a fitness center, study and game rooms, and a lounge. Related: First-ever residence hall under construction at ...

BP spill settlement money could fund these 4 outdoor recreation projects - NOLA.com
12/21/2017 10:42:09 AM
NOLA.com BP spill settlement money could fund these 4 outdoor recreation projects NOLA.com About $86 million of the $5 billion earmarked for Louisiana will go toward enhancing outdoor recreation in areas affected by the disaster. This week, the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) released a draft plan on how to spend a $22 million ...