Baton Rouge Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Southeast Region
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Welcome to the Baton Rouge Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office

A stream surrounded by green trees

St. Catherine Creek. Photo: USFWS.

The Baton Rouge Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is located in the Southeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Established in 1978, the office is led by Project Leader Glenn Constant and employs five individuals including biologists, ecologists and an administrative officer. Our office was previously located in Jackson, Mississippi and also Natchitoches, Louisiana but has been located in Baton Rouge since 1993.

We work with our partners in the state, other federal agencies, nonprofits and industry to restore, monitor and maintain fish and other aquatic resources. We aid in recovery of species listed as threatened or endangered and continue to help prevent new aquatic species from becoming listed. We offer various types of technical assistance and work towards conservation of habitat in the southeast region, ensuring these resources are here for future generations.

 

A stream surrounded by green trees

Working to engender an appreciation for the natural world in future generations. Photo: USFWS.

 

About the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a bureau within the Department of Interior. We are the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is management of these important natural resources for the American public. The Service also helps ensure a healthy environment for people through its work benefiting wildlife, and by providing opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage.

The Service manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System comprised of 554 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands, and other special management areas. It operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 65 fishery resource offices and 86 ecological services field stations. The agency also manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts.

The Service is responsible for implementing and enforcing some of our Nation’s most important environmental laws, such as the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, North American Wetlands Conservation Act and Lacey Act. It also oversees the Federal Aid program responsible for distributing hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

 

Last updated: September 19, 2014