The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted a notice of intent on Jan. 3that would revise current regulations protecting amphibians and reptiles.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) recommended the revisions which include simplifying the wording for restricted species and permits for take, adding three snake species to the list of restricted reptiles, and adding the Mississippi gopher frog to the list of endangered species within the state. The gopher frog was already federally listed, and the state list would be corrected by this proposed action.

To view the full notice of intent, please visit Public comment will be accepted at the LWFC monthly meeting on Feb. 7, 2013. Comments will also be accepted by mail to LDWF’s headquarters in Baton Rouge through Feb. 20, 2013. Mailed comments should be directed to:

Robert Love
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

Image courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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