Release Date: 12/04/2007

Give the gift of the Louisiana outdoors this upcoming holiday season by purchasing a subscription to Louisiana Conservationist for a loved one.

Louisiana Conservationist is a quarterly magazine created by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  It has offered award winning articles and photography on the Louisiana outdoors by focusing on conservation and management for future generations to enjoy since its inception in 1923. 

"We feel the magazine would make a great stocking stuffer for any outdoor enthusiast," said Louisiana Conservationist Executive Editor Thomas Gresham.  "We want to show every aspect of what it takes to manage and conserve our outdoor resources.  We try to live up to our motto of "Your Window to the Outdoors."

To order Louisiana Conservationist for yourself or a loved one, please call 225-765-2918 to order by phone or download an order form from www.wlf.louisiana.gov/onlinestore/laconservationist.  Subscribers will receive four issues to correspond with the four seasons and a yearly calendar for $12.  To receive two years worth of issues and two calendars, the cost is $20.   

Upcoming issues will include stories about why prescribed burning is an effective wildlife habitat management tool and what the department's plans are for combating the nuisance aquatic weeds that have spread in some of Louisiana's waterbodies.

Louisiana Conservationist is a 36-page, full color magazine.  Articles are written by award winning outdoor writers and LDWF staff including biologists and public information officers.  Some of the main topics include department programs and studies, outdoor related concerns, hunting and fishing stories, and nonconsumptive outdoor activities such as bird watching.

For more information, contact Thomas Gresham at 225-765-2496 or tgresham@wlf.louisiana.gov.