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LDWF to Hold Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Class in Lafayette

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a Wildlife Rehabilitation Basic Skills Class on Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the NPS Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette at 501 Fisher Road in the theater. Registration will occur Aug. 1-Sept. 1 and the class will be limited to 150 participants.

The class 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.