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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