Southeastern Louisiana Forestry/Wildlife Updates

Whitney Wallace, Assistant Agent, LSU AgCenter Forestry/Wildlife, SE Region

Feliciana Wildlife Expo:

The Feliciana Wildlife Expo is back at the beautiful 1,800-acre Bob R. Jones Idlewild Research Station in Clinton, with lots of ground to cover. The expo includes presentations on diseases in Whitetail deer, timber management for wildlife, the snakes of Louisiana, falconry, the Louisiana black bear, the mission of the Bob R. Jones Wildlife Management Institute, and other nature-related topics. Beyond the lectures, there will be field demonstrations of mist netting, banding songbirds, trapping feral hogs, wildlife food plots, and processing feral swine safely as well as 4-H shooting sports and AgMagic educational presentations. Free and open to the public. For a more detailed schedule of events, visit lsuagcenter.com. Saturday, Sept 15 9am-4pm        Bob R Jones Idlewild Research Station (4419 Idlewild Rd, Clinton, LA) 

Cogongrass Identification & Control Workshop:

Learn how to quickly identify, receive latest information on control & available assistance in Cogongrass.

2 hour workshop, free to the public. Includes refreshments.

Ideal for anyone managing forestry, cattle and pasture areas in Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, Livingston and St. Helena.

Register by emailing Whitney Wallace at wwallace@agcenter.lsu.edu today! (985) 748-9381 

Tuesday, Sept 25 6:30 PM           LSU AgCenter SE Research Station Franklinton, LA Or Tuesday, Oct 2 6:30 pm               Kentwood Co-op (74219 Highway 1054) Kentwood, LA 

 

Best Management Practices upcoming workshops:  (MANDATORY class for 2018) 

LA BEST MANAGEMENT CLASS 6 hour CEC (Continuing Education Credit)

* Advanced BMP class necessary for required LFA/LLC

October 9, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Louisiana Technical College – Huey P. Long Campus 5960 Hwy 167 North, Winnfield, LA 

(Must be registered by October 8th, call 318-628-4438 for more details)   

Louisiana Master Logger Core Training Class

Louisiana Master Logger Core Training Classes to receive Master Logger Certification, for new loggers

Tuesday, October 9th through Wednesday, October 10th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m at Country Inn & Suites, 2727 Monroe Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360

*Note this training is for new Loggers and Foresters that want to be certified through LA SFI program.  Also the Mandatory LA BMP is included in this training.

Call 318-443-2558 for more info. 

LA BEST MANAGEMENT CLASS 6 hour CEC (Continuing Education Credit)

*Advanced BMP class necessary for required LFA/LLC

October 11, 2018; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Country Inn & Suites Conference Center- 2727 Monroe Hwy, Pineville, LA   

(Must be registered by October 8th, call 318-443-2558 for more details) 

Prescribed Burner Certification upcoming workshops:

Forestland:

Dec. 6-8, 2018, Thur-Sat, Idlewild (Whitney Wallace, Bret Lane, de Hoop). Email Whitney Wallace for more information or to register). 

First Week June 2019 – Woodworth, WLF Education Center (Keith Hawkins, Bret Lane, de Hoop). Exact dates to be scheduled in January, but likely Wed-Fri. 

Marshland:

October 23, Lafayette National Wetland Center (deHoop, Andy Nyman, Mark Shirley, Joey Breaux).  Location confirmed. 9am-1:30 pm. Contact deHoop for more info. 

Ag:

Wed., September 19, 2018, DeWitt Livestock Facility, Alex. Afternoon after PFC. (James Hendrix, Keith Hawkins). 

Also, Prescribed Fire Council meeting September 19, 8am-1pm, DeWitt Livestock Facility (Keith Hawkins).