With revisions to its Standards, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) wants landowners and forest managers to be aware of what species on their land that might be imperiled.
SFI updated its standards in 2022. To help forest landowners, the Louisiana Forestry Association's State Implementation Committee created a panel to help facilitate a way for landowners to know. Lo and behold, SIC member Mark Williams with Boise Cascade discovered that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries maintains a webpage that lists species that are considered rare, threatened and endangered.
"It's all about protecting the occurrence of the imperiled species," Williams said.
LDWLF has Rare Animals, Rare Plants, Rare Natural Communities and Rare Species and Natural Communities in tracking lists. Landowners can search by parish, so they can find out whether the probability of having an imperiled species in their forests. That way, landowners can learn more how they can best manage their land with those species in mind.
To learn more, click on the link below to go to the LDWLF website.