Northeast Research Station to host wildlife forum, field day May 12

(05/02/23) ST. JOSEPH, La. — The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a wildlife forum and field day May 12 featuring information on chronic wasting disease, feral hogs, habitat management and more.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 318-649-2663. On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the station, 4589 Highway 605 in St. Joseph. The program will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude with a lunch to be provided at noon.

Presentations on the agenda include:

— Native habitat management by Luke Stamper, AgCenter wildlife, forestry and land management agent.

— Soil test interpretation and nitrogen fixation in legumes by Rasel Parvej, AgCenter soil fertility specialist.

— Feral hog removal and avian influenza in waterfowl by Kim Marie Tolson, University of Louisiana at Monroe biology professor and Museum of Natural History director.

— Chronic wasting disease by Johnathan Bordelon, deer program manager with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

— Proper handling and processing of feral hog carcasses by Boo Persica, AgCenter research associate and meat lab manager.

— Roadside management for herbaceous plant communities by Terry Johnston, retired biologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

— Program updates by Jason Hardie, NRCS district conservationist.

For more information, contact Stamper at or 318-649-2663.

5/29/2023 8:07:17 PM
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