Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Registration Available On-Site for Paddling and Canoeing Workshop in Monroe

Tomorrow is the first day of the Paddling and Canoeing Workshop in Monroe on Sept. 28-29th. I've attached the agenda below. If you have not registered, no problem, you can do that between 8-9 a.m. each day of the workshop.

Hope to see you there.


September 28
Day 1

8:00 a.m. Registration
Continental Breakfast
Friends of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Main bldg.

9:00 a.m.
Dwight Landreneau
LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Director

9:15 a.m.
Revenue Potential from Outdoor Recreational Enterprises
Dr. Daryl Jones

9:35 a.m.
Landowner Testimonial, Dr. Charles Allen

10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.
Managing Private Lands for Fee/lease Hunting in Louisiana, Dr. Don Reed

10:50 a.m.
Legal and Liability Concerns of Private Landowners
Mr. Mike Massey, PA Massey. Higginbotham, Vise, & Phillips PA’s

11:35 a.m.
Agritourism Limited Liability Legislation in Louisiana
Dr. Carrie Castille

11:50 a.m.
Marketing your Enterprise and Use of Market Maker
Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter Agritourism Coordinator

12:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. Educational Tour Begins

Stop 1:
Crawfish Production
Mrs. Amy Alford
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University

Stop 2:
Moist-soil Management
Brett Hortman, Refuge Manager
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Stop 3:
Wetland Management for Waterfowl species
John Hanks Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist

Stop 4:
Trail Design and Opportunities for Bird-watching Enterprises
Mr. Adam Rohnke
Wildlife Extension Specialist
Mississippi State University

3:00 p.m.
Ozark Society
Harvey Kennedy

3:15 p.m. Adjourn for the day
4:00 p.m.
After-hours events (optional)
Photography in the Wild
Speaker: Jenny Ellerbe, Photographer

Bird Watching at Black Bayou Lake Wildlife Refuge
Speaker: Mr. Adam Rohnke

Canoe Trip
John Ruskey, river guide from Clarksdale, MS
Registration and payment of $25 necessary

September 29
Day 2
8:00 a.m.
Registration for Day 2
Continental Breakfast
Friends of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

9:00 a.m.
Dora Ann Hatch

9:15 a.m.
Economic and Social Impacts of Paddling
Tom Potter
Executive Director, N.C. Paddle Trails Association

9:45 a.m.

Paddling Opportunities in Louisiana
Dr. Stuart Johnson
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, State Parks

Keith Casio
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Scenic Rivers

Bob Strader
St. Catherine’s Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Gay Brantley Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, LA

Jean Mikeal
Tensas National Wildlife Refuge Tallulah, LA

10:45 a.m.

11:15 a.m.
Liability and Legal Considerations for Paddlers and Landowners
Rusty W. Rumley
National Agricultural Law Center, Fayetteville, AR

12:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Starting a Paddling Business
Panelist will discuss why people want to paddle and how they got started in the business of paddling
Donovan Garcia Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer

John Ruskey Quapaw Canoe Company and river guide

Byron Almquist Canoe and Paddling Adventures in New Orleans area

1:30 p.m.
Development of Paddling Trails in Northeast LA- a story of exploration told by paddlers
Speakers: Members of the Northeast Ecotourism Advisory

1:45 p.m.
Paddling Success Stories From Across North Louisiana
Lynne Warnock-Dorsey Bayou Dorcheat

Stephanie Herrman Lake D’Arbonne

2:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.
Paddling Success Stories from Across South Louisiana
Jennifer Ritter Bayou Teche

2:45 p.m.
Steven L. Windham, CEcD, CPA Inactive
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Program organizers:
Mississippi State University’s Natural Resource Enterprises’ Program

LSU AgCenter

Special thanks to Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge for hosting the event!

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