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Louisiana Wildlife Federation names veteran LDWF employee as top honoree

Robert “Bob” Love is LWF'S Governor's Award Conservationist of the Year. Robert “Bob” Love is LWF'S Governor's Award Conservationist of the Year.
This eagle statuette is the award given for the state's top Conservationist each year. This eagle statuette is the award given for the state's top Conservationist each year.
LWF will also award photography competition winners at the banquet. This is the grand prize winner by Butch Spielman. LWF will also award photography competition winners at the banquet. This is the grand prize winner by Butch Spielman.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - His name is Bob Love, but he could be a rock star if Louisiana whooping cranes could speak English. 

Louisiana Wildlife Federation named Love as its Governor's Award-winning Conservationist of 2014. It's a big honor for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employee of 33 years.  

LWF gives a bald eagle statuette at a banquet that will be held at Juban's Restaurant in Baton Rouge this year. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.

Love is currently Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Administrator and has been instrumental in establishing the whooping crane restoration program in Louisiana, building private sector partnerships to support it.  He's committed to restoration of the endangered crane to its historic home.  

The 51st Annual Governor's State Conservation Achievement Awards program is not just for LWF members but anyone who would like to attend. Tickets can be bought online at lawildlifefed.org.
 
The selection for this and five other awards was made by a panel of independent judges with expertise in a wide range of conservation fields. 

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