Larry Reynolds, the waterfowl program manager the past 13 years for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, has a new job.
“I have accepted a position overseeing Rockefeller Refuge, White Lake Wetland Conservation Area, the alligator and fur program, and the wildlife diversity program,” Reynolds said.
As waterfowl program manager, Reynolds supervised LDWF biologists responsible for managing migratory waterfowl and other wetland-dependent birds and their habitats. Other responsibilities include proposing and directing research funding, collaborating with universities and non-governmental organizations, performing aerial waterfowl surveys and making recommendations for annual waterfowl hunting seasons.
Reynolds’ departure is only the latest change at the Waterfowl Section at LDWF.
“Paul Link left the North American waterfowl management coordinator position in April to become the research supervisor at Rockefeller Refuge,” Reynolds said, “so with my departure, the waterfowl section has been mostly vacant for over 6 weeks.”
Reynolds has maintained duties in both jobs until the positions are filled.
“The new NAWMP coordinator started (Oct. 4),” Reynolds said.
LDWF advertised nationwide to fill Reynolds’ old position, recruiting on well-known job boards and at Mississippi Flyway meetings.
On Oct. 5, LDWF offered the waterfowl program manager position to an applicant. Reynolds expects an internal announcement about the position in the near future.