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University Study Programs

LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources

Nicholls State University

BS Biology-Marine Biology Concentration
MS Marine and Envionmental Biology

University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

MS Biology - classes in marine biology, ecology and evolutionary biology focus
PhD Biology - classes in marine biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology focus

Northwestern

Biology focus, Minor in Wildlife Management

Southern

Ag Center aquaculture waste utilization research, Dr. Calvin Walker

Southeastern

BS in Biology (ecology, environmental biology, and evolutionary biology focus)
MS in Biology (wetland ecology, conservation biology focus)

University of New Orleans

BS in Biology (conservation biology, community ecology, ichthyology)
MS in Biology
PhD in Conservation Biology

University of New Orleans

BS in Earth and Environmental Science (EES) in environmental science and policy
MS in EES (coastal marine geology focus)
PhD in EES

Louisiana Tech

 

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Bodcau WMA

Operated By: 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Owned: 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Address: 

Bodcau Wildlife Management Area
168 Ben Durden Rd.
Haughton, LA 71037

Contact Information: 
318-326-3225

Shooting Accommodations - Rifle & Handgun Range - 25, 50, & 200 yards

Shotgun Range - Manual arget Throwers Available

Archery Range - Stationary Field Targets  - up to 50 yards

DAYS OF OPERATION- FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY. RANGE CLOSED FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2014.

TIMES OF OPERATION-  7:00 AM TILL 5:00 PM

Range Fee - Free of Charge

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Range 318-326-3225
Minden Office 318-371-3050
mbothel@wlf.la.gov

Hunting and Fishing Advisory Education Council Meeting Agenda

Release Date: 09/15/2010

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 - 1:30 p.m.
Louisiana Room
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, La.  70808

1.    Roll Call

2.    Approval of Minutes of March 16, 2010

3.    Welcome and Opening Comments Chairman

4.    Enforcement Division Report: Oil Spill Response

5.    Bird Rescue Mission: Oil Spill Response Office of Wildlife, Coastal & Non-game Resources Division

6.    2010-11 Duck Season Forecast / Oil Spill Impacts on Habitat Office of Wildlife, Wildlife Division

7.    Fisheries Report: Oil Spill Response Office of Fisheries, Research Division

8.    Set Next Meeting Date

9.    Receive Public Comments

10.    Adjournment

 

 

2010-269

LDWF Secretary Again Asks BP to Fund an Extensive Seafood Testing, Certification and Marketing Plan

Release Date: 09/15/2010

New plan calls for five-year program to restore consumer confidence in Louisiana seafood

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham wrote to BP Global Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley urging the funding of a $173 million plan to ensure the safety of Louisiana seafood and restore consumer confidence.

The text of the letter is below:

 

September 15, 2010

Robert Dudley
Chief Executive Officer
BP Global

 

Dear Mr. Dudley:

I write to express my strong disappointment with BP’s resistance to support our crippled Louisiana seafood industry.  As our state endeavors to rebuild consumer confidence in our seafood products, we have requested that BP fund a five-year testing and marketing program that is essential to restoring consumer confidence in Louisiana seafood.

It is without question that your company appreciates the importance of public perception, as demonstrated by its spending in excess of $100 million in advertising, image promotion and damage control.  However, recent events have made it clear that BP’s appreciation for public perception is nonexistent when it comes to Louisiana’s seafood industry. BP representatives made it clear that, in their opinion, there is no negative public perception of Louisiana seafood as a result of the oil spill and that no certified quality or marketing program would be necessary for the Louisiana seafood industry to recover from the devastation that your spill caused.

That “opinion” of BP’s is fundamentally disconnected from reality. The Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism reports that approximately 50 percent of those surveyed nationwide believe that Louisiana restaurants may be putting their customers at risk due to contaminated product. The same study also shows that 44 percent of consumers believe that seafood is being harvested from areas where oil is still present and nearly half of all respondents believe that Louisiana oyster beds are still contaminated from the spill. Another study by the University of Minnesota reports that 44 percent of those surveyed said they would not eat seafood from the Gulf, and a poll by the Associated Press in August 2010 found that 54 percent of consumers are concerned about the safety of Gulf seafood.

BP has already refused our 20-year testing plan. Now, BP officials have also refused to support a five-year testing plan. Further, BP informed us that it will not entertain the possibility of automatic renewals, or even negotiations, for future testing.  This preemptive refusal of even the possibility of longer-term testing is being maintained by your company, in spite of our offer to base future testing program renewals on future test results, market share, and/or production criteria.   

Further, BP suggested that we wait until our seafood industry suffers greater losses caused by the negative perception that Gulf seafood is contaminated due to the BP oil spill.  The idea that we would need to wait until the industry suffers further before employing a full-scale campaign to test our seafood, certify it and publicize that it is safe is insulting to our seafood industry and all the fishermen, restaurant owners and residents of the Gulf Coast who continue to be affected by the spill.  

The entire point of promoting and certifying seafood safety is so that we do NOT wait until the industry suffers to the point where it is not able to come back at all. It does no good to wait until market share reduction and price collapses are verified only to then try to start rebuilding our brand as some of the finest seafood in the world.  It will be too late to regain such a tremendous loss, and also serve as an avoidable punishment for the people of coastal Louisiana who have already suffered too much from this BP manmade disaster.

I ask that you reconsider your position, and honor your publically made commitment to the Gulf Coast to not deny any claim and commit to making our people and our industry whole again following this environmental catastrophe.

 

Very Truly Yours,

LDWF Secretary Robert Barham
State of Louisiana

 

2010-268

L.D.W.F. to Present Black Bear Research Data at Sept. 18 Public Meeting in Tallulah

Release Date: 09/10/2010

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled a public meeting for Sept. 18 to present the preliminary results of Louisiana black bear population research conducted on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge.
 
The meeting will be held at the Tallulah Country Club, 762 US Hwy. 65 South at 7:30 p.m.  The Louisiana black bear population research is in its fifth year, and results from the first three years of the project will be presented to the public.
 
The research project is funded by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and LDWF.  Field work is being conducted by the University of Tennessee under direction of LDWF.  
 
There will be an opportunity after the presentation for questions and discussion regarding research and management work being accomplished in Louisiana for the Louisiana black bear.

EDITORS: For more information, contact Maria Davidson at  337-948-0255 or mdavidson@wlf.la.gov

 

2010-267

La. Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 11/04/2010

 

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has scheduled the next regular public board meeting for 9:30 a.m. on November 4, 2010, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

Date: 
Thu, 12/02/2010

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has scheduled the next regular public board meeting for 9:30 a.m. on December 2, 2010, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

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