Natural Heritage Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Southeast 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 91 resources serving Southeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals serving Southeast 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
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Barataria Preserve
National Park Service - Marrero (near Crown Point), LA
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Segnette State Park
- Westwego, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Biloxi Wildlife Management Area
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation - Metairie, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Claire Coco - Nature Center Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto State Pak
- Franklinton, LA
Bonnet Carré Spillway
USACOE - Norco, LA
Breton National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - 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
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Sibley, MS
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Fairview-Riverside State Park
- Madisonville, LA
Fontainebleau State Park
- Mandeville, LA
Grand Isle State Park
- Grand Isle, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Hutchinson Creek Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Joyce Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Joyce Foundation, Tangipahoa School Bd. - Hammond, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ramsey Savannah Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Manchac Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Northlake Nature Center
- Mandeville, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area
LDWF and OCPIA - New Iberia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Tangipahoa School Board - Hammond, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. Bernard State Park
- Braithwaite, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Tangipahoa Parish School Board Wildlife Management Area
Tangipahoa Parish School Board - Hammond, LA
Tickfaw State Park
- Springfield, LA
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Guides and Outfitters
Bayou Charters
Capt. Charlie Thomason - Hopedale, LA
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
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Barataria Preserve
National Park Service - Marrero (near Crown Point), LA
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Segnette State Park
- Westwego, LA
Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto State Pak
- Franklinton, LA
Bonnet Carré Spillway
USACOE - Norco, LA
Breton National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Sibley, MS
Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Fairview-Riverside State Park
- Madisonville, LA
Fontainebleau State Park
- Mandeville, LA
Grand Isle State Park
- Grand Isle, LA
Hutchinson Creek Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ramsey Savannah Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Manchac Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area
LDWF and OCPIA - New Iberia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Tangipahoa School Board - Hammond, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
St. Bernard State Park
- Braithwaite, LA
Tickfaw State Park
- Springfield, LA
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, 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 26 resources serving Southeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Southeast Region
Guides and Outfitters
Bayou Charters
Capt. Charlie Thomason - Hopedale, LA
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
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
By:

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 119 resources serving Southeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southeast Region
Agritourism
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm
Kevin Steele, Jr. - Angie, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Campgrounds
Bayou Segnette State Park
- Westwego, LA
Bogue Chitto State Pak
- Franklinton, LA
Bonnet Carré Spillway
USACOE - Norco, LA
Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Fairview-Riverside State Park
- Madisonville, LA
Fontainebleau State Park
- Mandeville, LA
Grand Isle State Park
- Grand Isle, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
River View RV Park and Resort
- Vidalia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
St. Bernard State Park
- Braithwaite, LA
Tickfaw State Park
- Springfield, LA
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, 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
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Barataria Preserve
National Park Service - Marrero (near Crown Point), LA
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Segnette State Park
- Westwego, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Biloxi Wildlife Management Area
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation - Metairie, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Claire Coco - Nature Center Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto State Pak
- Franklinton, LA
Bonnet Carré Spillway
USACOE - Norco, LA
Breton National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - 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
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Sibley, MS
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Fairview-Riverside State Park
- Madisonville, LA
Fontainebleau State Park
- Mandeville, LA
Grand Isle State Park
- Grand Isle, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Hutchinson Creek Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Joyce Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Joyce Foundation, Tangipahoa School Bd. - Hammond, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ramsey Savannah Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Manchac Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Northlake Nature Center
- Mandeville, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area
LDWF and OCPIA - New Iberia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Tangipahoa School Board - Hammond, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. Bernard State Park
- Braithwaite, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Tangipahoa Parish School Board Wildlife Management Area
Tangipahoa Parish School Board - Hammond, LA
Tickfaw State Park
- Springfield, LA
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Dana Brown & Associates
- New Orleans, LA
EcoUrban Sustainable Landscape Design + Services
Demetria Christo and Travis Cleaver - 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
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Barataria Preserve
National Park Service - Marrero (near Crown Point), LA
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Segnette State Park
- Westwego, LA
Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto State Pak
- Franklinton, LA
Bonnet Carré Spillway
USACOE - Norco, LA
Breton National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Sibley, MS
Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Fairview-Riverside State Park
- Madisonville, LA
Fontainebleau State Park
- Mandeville, LA
Grand Isle State Park
- Grand Isle, LA
Hutchinson Creek Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ramsey Savannah Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Manchac Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area
LDWF and OCPIA - New Iberia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Tangipahoa School Board - Hammond, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
St. Bernard State Park
- Braithwaite, LA
Tickfaw State Park
- Springfield, LA
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, 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
By:

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
By:

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

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

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

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

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

pdf 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.

Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals
There are 61 resources serving Southeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals serving Southeast Region
Agritourism
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm
Kevin Steele, Jr. - Angie, 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
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Barataria Preserve
National Park Service - Marrero (near Crown Point), LA
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Segnette State Park
- Westwego, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Biloxi Wildlife Management Area
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation - Metairie, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Claire Coco - Nature Center Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto State Pak
- Franklinton, LA
Bonnet Carré Spillway
USACOE - Norco, LA
Breton National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - 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
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Sibley, MS
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Fairview-Riverside State Park
- Madisonville, LA
Fontainebleau State Park
- Mandeville, LA
Grand Isle State Park
- Grand Isle, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Hutchinson Creek Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Joyce Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Joyce Foundation, Tangipahoa School Bd. - Hammond, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ramsey Savannah Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Manchac Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Northlake Nature Center
- Mandeville, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area
LDWF and OCPIA - New Iberia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, Tangipahoa School Board - Hammond, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. Bernard State Park
- Braithwaite, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Tangipahoa Parish School Board Wildlife Management Area
Tangipahoa Parish School Board - Hammond, LA
Tickfaw State Park
- Springfield, LA
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
 

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Birding and Wildlife Viewing News Items
Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar - The Advocate
1/20/2018 8:06:07 PM
The Advocate Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar The Advocate TUESDAY. Story Continued Below. FERAL HOG MANAGEMENT ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING: 9 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Rescheduled from Jan. 18. Call Dr. Jim LaCour (225) 765-2346. Email ...

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 ...

White Lake WCA Birding and Nature Trail reopens following flooding from Harvey - KATC Lafayette News
12/14/2017 4:46:04 PM
KATC Lafayette News White Lake WCA Birding and Nature Trail reopens following flooding from Harvey KATC Lafayette News The White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) Birding and Nature Trail has been repaired and reopened, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The trail was closed in August due to damage from flooding from Hurricane ...

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 Coastal erosion is robbing birds of habitat - and Louisiana of tourists' money. and more »

Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
LOGT hands out $4800 for tips on taking illegal game - The Advocate
2/17/2018 8:04:18 PM
The Advocate LOGT hands out $4800 for tips on taking illegal game The Advocate Louisiana's Operation Game Thief is one reason state Enforcement Division agents make the number of cases against those among us who engage in illegal take of game and fish . LOGT board members describe the group's activities as “ Louisiana's wildlife ...

Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar for mid-February - The Advocate
2/14/2018 8:06:31 PM
The Advocate Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar for mid-February The Advocate LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com. SAC-A-LAIT (CRAPPIE) UNIVERSITY: Louisiana -Lafayette. Four 2-hour seminars. Fee $89 includes course ...

Check the Outdoors calendar for meetings, events and hunting seasons - The Advocate
2/10/2018 8:02:53 PM
The Advocate Check the Outdoors calendar for meetings, events and hunting seasons The Advocate 20—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com. FEB. 20—SAC-A-LAIT (CRAPPIE) UNIVERSITY: University of Louisiana -Lafayette. Four 2-hour seminars ...

Change is Coming to Hunting and Fishing License Sales - LSU Now
2/6/2018 11:17:49 PM
LSU Now Change is Coming to Hunting and Fishing License Sales LSU Now Hopefully you already have your hunting and fishing licenses because the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is in the process of transitioning to a new sales system. This means that Louisiana residents will not be able to buy hunting or ... and more »

Louisiana hunting, fishing license sales unavailable at retail stores for next two months, LDWF says - The Advocate
1/30/2018 11:02:03 AM
The Advocate Louisiana hunting , fishing license sales unavailable at retail stores for next two months, LDWF says The Advocate Beginning Tuesday, Louisiana residents will be unable to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at retail stores while the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries transitions to a new sales system. All license sales will be unavailable on Tuesday and ... Two busted for alleged night- hunting in Washington Parish Louisiana Sportsman all 4 news articles »

Changes coming to Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses - WGNO
1/19/2018 2:42:30 PM
WGNO Changes coming to Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses WGNO BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is transitioning to a new recreational hunting and fishing license sales system, according to a news release. Here are a few dates to be aware of during the transition: January 30, 2018 ...

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
Louisiana's got a new slogan! - Driftwood
2/7/2018 2:14:00 PM
Driftwood Louisiana's got a new slogan! Driftwood At the annual meeting of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in Lafayette on Jan. 23, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser unveiled a new slogan to market Louisiana to tourists : “Feed Your Soul.” “The new slogan, 'Feed Your Soul,' for Louisiana tourism ... and more »

A liberal author tries to cross over an 'empathy wall' in Louisiana - PRI
5/3/2017 12:04:09 PM
PRI A liberal author tries to cross over an 'empathy wall' in Louisiana PRI Of course, they did. Louisiana has the second-highest death rate from cancer for men.” But many of the people she met equate the federal government with the North, and the North “was always wagging its moral finger at the South,” Hochschild says. “They ... and more »

Pre-K on a hippie bus: Nature-based schools are sprouting in D-FW - Dallas News
4/18/2017 5:31:07 PM
Dallas News Pre-K on a hippie bus: Nature-based schools are sprouting in D-FW Dallas News Sarah Toler grew up in the country in southern Louisiana and wanted a similar experience for her 2-year-old daughter, Nina Toler-Wells. "I feel confident doing ABCs, numbers and traditional academic preschool learning, but this is an exposure to nature ... and more »

Outdoor Recreation News Items
Carlsbad pursues 'age-friendly' status despite low state ranking - Carlsbad Current-Argus
2/18/2018 12:02:16 PM
Carlsbad Current-Argus Carlsbad pursues 'age-friendly' status despite low state ranking Carlsbad Current-Argus The Land of Enchantment was ranked as the eighth worst state to retire to in a January study released by WalletHub, a Washington D.C.-based financial advice agency. New Mexico was ranked 43rd out of 50 states, ahead of Louisiana at 44th and West ...

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing - DailyNurse (blog)
2/15/2018 3:01:57 PM
Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing DailyNurse (blog) Southern Arkansas University (SAU) is the fastest growing university in the state. Located in Magnolia, less than 20 miles north of the Louisiana state line, SAU has an enrollment of approximately 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students, who are ...

St. Tammany named top retirement location by national magazine - NOLA.com
2/7/2018 11:56:37 AM
NOLA.com St. Tammany named top retirement location by national magazine NOLA.com Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana's largest lake, is surrounded by swamps, rivers and forests, providing outdoor recreation of every sort." Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire, the magazine reported in the news release. Generally ...

$5 million contributed to wetland conservation efforts - Port Clinton News Herald
1/21/2018 1:02:07 PM
Port Clinton News Herald $5 million contributed to wetland conservation efforts Port Clinton News Herald MEMPHIS - Ducks Unlimited (DU) has announced a $5 million contribution by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) in support of wetland conservation efforts in Ohio and Louisiana . ETP's operations overlap several of DU's priority landscapes and provide ...

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 Not all of the massive settlement BP must pay for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is going to restoration projects. About $86 million of the $5 billion earmarked for Louisiana will go toward enhancing outdoor recreation in areas affected by the ...