Photo by Julie Lively

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) Wildlife Rehabilitation Basic Skills Class, set for Sept. 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will now be held at LDWF headquarters in Baton Rouge at 2000 Quail Dr. in the Louisiana Room. The registration deadline is Sept. 6.


The class was moved to LDWF headquarters from Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge because of flooding damage to that facility.


The class, hosted by Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary, is the only certification course recognized by LDWF and is for individuals who would like to become wildlife rehabilitators. The basic skills class fulfills one of the requirements for obtaining an LDWF wildlife rehabilitation license and is free.

The class will be taught by experienced wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians and wildlife professionals.

To register for the class, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wildlife-rehab-training-signup . For more information, contact LDWF permits coordinator Melissa Collins at 225-763-8584 or at mcollins@wlf.la.gov.

Anyone interested in pursuing an LDWF wildlife rehabilitation license should contact Collins.