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2014 RTP Achievement Awards

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Winners have been announced for the 2014 "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2014 at U.S. House of Representatives offices. The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.

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Sawyer Trail Project - Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area (Louisiana)

Maintenance and Rehabilitation

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The 22,000 acre Wildlife management area receives 30,000 users annually


Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area is located in Ouachita Parish, just to the east of the heavily populated Monroe/West Monroe Area. This 22,000 acre WMA is a popular destination for approximately 30,000 users annually due to its diverse wildlife populations and habitats. Users range from hunters and fishermen to sightseers, hikers, and birdwatchers.

Sawyer Trail is an important trail that provides over two miles of ATV and UTV access on the Northern portion of the WMA. Prior to department ownership of this property, this trail was an oilfield road that provided access to oil well locations within the property. The department purchased the area in 1960 and the trail, through normal use, degraded enough over time that such a project was needed to make it safely and adequately accessible to WMA users.


For more information:

Jimmy Anthony
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
(225) 765-2805

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The sawyer trail provides two miles of motorized access


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