To develop a corps of well-informed citizen naturalists who promote, through education and service, stewardship of Louisiana’s natural resources within their communities.

If you are…

  • interested in the natural world
  • want to learn more about it
  • committed to conserving the environment
  • live in the Northeast corner of Louisiana

Louisiana Master Naturalists – Northeast is looking for you.

The Louisiana Master Naturalist Association offers an opportunity for citizens to expand or sharpen their skills in natural history, with special focus on the diverse habitats of the Sportsman’s Paradise – Louisiana.

With Natchitoches being the state’s oldest city (1714) and New Orleans one of the earliest major ports in the U.S. (1718), Louisiana has played a pivotal role in our knowledge of the flora and fauna of North America. Naturalists arrived on many of the earliest ships and sent specimens of species then new to science back to the museums of the Old World. Most of the early natural historians traveled Louisiana’s byways, as demonstrated by John James Audubon’s many contributions to our knowledge of early 1800s biota.

We encourage you to enter the LMNA certification program and contribute to the well-being and expanding knowledge-base in natural history in Louisiana. The Master Naturalist training will enable you to learn about the state’s varied physiographic regions and help you understand the connections among our valued environment, culture, and economy.