Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Community Outreach
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Fur Advisory Council strive to promote public understanding of Louisiana's natural resources, including the role of wildlife populations in Louisiana's ecosystems. LDWF is charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources, including renewable wildlife resources and their supporting habitats.
LDWF and the Fur Council participate in events such as National Hunting and Fishing Day, Wildlife Celebration, the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival, and Step Outside Day. Children and adults alike respond with enthusiasm to the show-and-tell displays provided at such events.
Classroom visits give students an opportunity to focus on Louisiana's native species. Students have the opportunity to touch and handle furs, skulls, and other wildlife products. Touching a live alligator is an exciting way to close a presentation.