LDWF announces public comment period for State Wildlife Action Plan

Comment period for SWAP closes on Aug. 1

For the first time since its creation in 2005, the public is invited to comment on the State Wildlife Action Plan, which is a blueprint for the conservation and management of Louisiana’s fish and wildlife resources.

According to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the document — which must be revised and renewed every ten years — identifies 342 animals and 389 plant species in the state in greatest conservation need, with an emphasis on non-game species.

Significant revisions have been made to the SWAP, including a comprehensive approach to invasive species, information on the potential impacts of climate change and the identification of priority areas for Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

The document was created so Louisiana could participate in the State Wildlife Grants Program, which has provided more than $12 million for non-game conservation here since 2001.

To see the 2015 draft of the SWAP, click here. For more information, or to offer comments, contact Sam Holcomb at 225-765-0239 or email here.

The comment period will close Aug. 1, according to the release.

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