MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY COUNCIL TECHNICAL SECTION TO MEET IN BATON ROUGE

Release Date: 02/18/2008

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will host the next Mississippi Flyway Council (MFC) Technical Section meeting in Baton Rouge from Feb. 25-29 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center hotel.


The Technical Section provides the MFC with technical and biological waterfowl expertise and guidance, analysis of waterfowl populations, recommendations for future hunting regulations and assists the MFC in developing waterfowl management and research programs. 


"Representatives from the 14 states and three provinces in the flyway along with our federal and private sector partners meet twice a year," said Robert Helm, LDWF waterfowl study leader.  "We meet to consider technical information needs as related to the management of migratory birds and wetland resources."


The 14 states consist of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin.  Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan make up the three provinces.


The Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center hotel is located at 201 Lafayette St. in Baton Rouge.  The media and public are invited to attend the meetings.  For more information on specific meetings and times, please contact Robert Helm at 225-765-2358 or rhelm@wlf.louisiana.gov.


For more information, contact Robert Helm at 225-765-2358 or rhelm@wlf.louisiana.gov.



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