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Lt. Governor Speaks to Policy Class

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne in RNR2037/2071
Dr. Luke Laborde (right) introduces Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne (left) to the RNR 2039/2071-- Introduction to Natural Resources Policy class

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne visited with over 50 students and faculty from RNR 2039 & 2071, Introduction to Natural Resources Policy. The class recently completed a segment on state government, reviewing the executive, legislative and judicial branches. Lt. Gov. Dardenne discussed the state budget process and forecast shortfall, and the role of the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism in oversight of the Louisiana Seafood Marketing and Promotion Board and tourism. Lt. Gov. Dardenne emphasized the importance of Louisiana's unique outdoor heritage, advertised under the banner, "Pick your passion!" Louisiana residents and tourists spend over $2.2 billion annually participating in hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation in the state

Louisiana SAF Awards Outstanding Student

Louisiana SAF Outstanding Student: Haydon Carter

The Louisiana Society of American Foresters award for Outstanding LSU Student was presented to Hayden Carter at the 4-State SAF meeting in Texarkana, January 2015. Hayden is a junior in forestry at LSU and President of the Society of American Foresters Student Chapter at LSU. He currently works as an intern for Weyerhaeuser Company out of their southern Mississippi region and has plans of eventually owning his own business in the land and timber industry. Shown presenting the award are Dr. Rutherford (Director, RNR, right) and Dr. de Hoop (faculty advisor to the SAF Chapter, left).

Forestry Students Attend National Convention

Students attend SAF National Convention

The Society of American Foresters held its annual National Convention in October 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and four students from the LSU Chapter were able to attend, thanks to funding from the School of RNR, the Louisiana SAF, Donovan & Lawler law firm and the FWF Alumni Association. Attending were Hayden Carter (President), Christian Rossi (Vice President), James Donovan (Treasurer) and Jared Riddle (who graduated two months later). Before actually attending the meeting, the group took a day to see some forest management-related sites.

-- Quick News --

  • Follow Dr. Stouffer on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania: via his Flickr Feed
  • 4th Quarter 2014 Timber Tales is now available. The details and a link to the newsletter are available on our Extensions page.
  • Arborist Workshops 2015: The early 2015 schedule for Arborist Workshops and other learning opportunities has been updated, and registrations are open. For more information, see our Workshops page.
  • The Student Chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF) has a new way to keep you informed, share their news and events, and keep in touch: They now have a Facebook page. LIKE their page, and keep up with all the latest! Support your local (student) Foresters!

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revised: 26-Feb-2015 15:33