Lake Field Game and Fish Preserve

Name Lake Field Game and Fish Preserve
Contact Person Mr. Vincent Guillory - Chairman
Mailing Address c/o Lafourche Parish Game and Fish Commission
PO Box 215
Lockport, LA 70374
Phone Number 985-637-2317
Fax Number --
Board Email lafourchegfc@yahoo.com
Website www.lafourchegfc.org
Legal Authority R.S. 56:801
Year Created 1966
Organizational Placement LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
Purpose/Function The Commission is currently known as the Lafourche Parish Game and Fish Commission and the state lands that it manages is known as the Lake Fields / Lake Long Preserve. The Preserve (includes Lake Fields, Lake Long, and surrounding state lands. Goals and/or activities of the Commission center around the following un-prioritized list: • camp lease management • commercial harvest permits (alligators, nutria, etc.) • improving water quality and habitat • increasing fish and wildlife populations • enhancing the recreational and tourism potential of the Preserve
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 7
Number Currently Serving: 5
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 8
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 1
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The Commission has been very active in habitat enhancement and restoration:
A comprehensive Lake Fields/Lake Long restoration plan was developed.
The Commission contributed $50,000 to a 2013 cooperative project with the North Lafourche Levee District to dredge and deepen lower Bayou Folse and to construct shoreline terraces along the northern Lake Fields shoreline. The shoreline terraces stabilized the shorelines while deepening lower Bayou Folse facilitated the flow of degraded upper Bayou Folse into Company Canal rather than through Lake Fields.
In 2015, the Commission funded ($40,000) a project in to close some of the lower Bayou Folse cuts into Little Lake to reduce damage to the interior marsh due to vessels and wave action.
In 2012 and 2016, the Commission funded trash cleanups in Lake Fields.
Several grant applications were submitted to secure funds for restoration projects.
In 2019, The Commission entered into a cooperative agreement with Ducks Unlimited to apply for coastal use permits and conduct preliminary engineering for a hydrological restoration project in Lake Fields and Lake Long.
The Commission will contribute $250,000 and Lafourche Parish $100,000 to project construction.
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