Private Land Management Assistancelast updated: September 2014

Private Lands Program
There are 13 wildlife biologists throughout the state whose primary responsibility is to help private landowners and land managers with their wildlife management activities. Private Lands Biologists (PLBs) can perform a variety of duties on private properties around the state.

There is no cost to landowners to utilize the services of the department’s PLBs (there is a cost associated with enrollment in the Deer Management Assistance Program).  Whether interested in hummingbirds or trophy bucks, looking for a comprehensive management plan or simply have a management question, your local PLB can help. Contact one of these professional biologists to help you improve your wildlife habitats, today. Offices are located in;

  • Monroe (318/343-4044),
  • Minden (318/371-3050),
  • Pineville (318/487-5885),
  • Lake Charles (337/491-2575),
  • Hammond (985/543-4777),
  • Opelousas (337/948-0255),
  • New Iberia (337/373-0032).

PLBs assist landowners and hunting clubs with management of their deer herd, give advice and suggestions on how to manage a harvest, dove field establishment, management of waterfowl impoundments, forest management, and general habitat management for a wide variety of wildlife. PLBs are integral in establishing a comprehensive land management plan depending on the landowner's needs and the natural resources on the land.

PLBs are familiar with a variety of programs and sources of funding that can provide financial assistance for management.  Not all landowners need or want financial assistance, but for those who do, funding may be available for practices such as prescribed burning, tree planting, native grassland establishment, field border development, or invasive plant control.  Navigating the myriad of funding sources can be daunting for many landowners, but PLBs can be a valuable resource to help landowners find the financial assistance they need.

Contact Private Land Management Assistance

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
2000 Quail Dr.
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70898
Phone: 225-765-2346


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Louisiana

Office Locaters

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