June 6, 2020; Monroe, La. – The Caroline Dormon Outstanding Louisiana Naturalist Award 2020 will be presented to Kelby Ouchley at a Zoom assembly June 14, 2020, at 3 p.m. The statewide Award is made annually by the Louisiana Master Naturalist Association. Ouchley was nominated for the award by the Northeast Chapter of LMNA.
Ouchley is well known throughout the region for his career raising awareness about the natural history of Louisiana and promoting conservation. He was the force behind getting Black Bayou Lake designated a National Wildlife Refuge. He is the author of six books and his weekly radio broadcast, Bayou Diversity, is ongoing.
The Louisiana Master Naturalist Association founded the Outstanding Louisiana Naturalist Award as a tribute to the legacy of Caroline Dormon and to recognize people who personify her commitment to conserving and appreciating the rich biodiversity of Louisiana.
Ouchley is the third recipient of the award. Previous recipients are Dr. Charles Allen, Pitkin, La., 2018 and Vernon Antoine Brou, Jr., Abita Springs, Louisiana, 2019.
The award will be presented by Bob Thomas, president of the Louisiana Master Naturalist Association, and Bette J. Kauffman, president of the Northeast Chapter of LMNA, at a Zoom assembly. Please pre-register for the event using the link below:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jun 14, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Contact: Bette J. Kauffman, 318-372-8117,