4-H Team Places Ninth In National Wildlife Habitat Program

Joseph D. Barrett, Van Osdell, Mary Ann  |  8/2/2007 7:43:51 PM

News Release Distributed 08/02/07

An LSU AgCenter 4-H team placed ninth out of 19 state teams at the national Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) contest, held in Cedar City, Utah, July 25-29.

Representing Louisiana were Josh Barrett of Bossier Parish, Brooke Barrios of Sabine Parish, Laura Wolff of East Baton Rouge Parish and Brady King of St. Tammany Parish. They were selected to compete during 4-H University, an annual event held on the LSU campus in June. Joe Barrett, Bossier Parish extension agent, and Kristy Corley, assistant extension agent in Sabine Parish, guided the team.

WHEP is a 4-H natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to youth. The contest is designed to teach youth about the fundamentals of wildlife management.

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Contact: Joe Barrett at (318) 965-2326 or jbarrett@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Mary Ann Van Osdell at (318) 741-7430, ext. 1104, or mvanosdell@agcenter.lsu.edu

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