Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is responsible for the management of the state's renewable natural resources, including all wildlife and all aquatic life. LDWF is divided
Mission Statement To manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana's renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations; to provide opportunities for knowledge of and use and enjoyment of these resources; and to promote a safe and healthy environment for the users of the resources.
Vision Statement Through management and protection of wildlife and fish resources and habitats, Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will enhance the quality of life of the state's citizens and ensure sustainability of these resources.
Philosophy The department's mission will be accomplished in a fair and equitable fashion using science-based information, open communication, and collaboration. The policies and actions of the department will be developed and carried out to foster the public's trust and respect and will be implemented in a way that encourages employee teamwork and partnerships with governmental and non-governmental entities.