Bossier Parish Extension

Bossier Parish was carved out of the Great Natchitoches District on February 24, 1843. It was named after General Pierre Everiste John Baptiste Bossier, descendant of an early settler and a member of Congress when the parish was formed. Fort Kirby Smith was one of four forts and eighteen batteries which formed the Confederate defenses of Bossier City (then Cane City) and Shreveport from 1864-1865. North Bossier boasts the mountain range referred to by geologists as the Ozark Spur.

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Forestry is Louisiana’s number one agricultural industry year after year. In 2010, forestry in Bossier Parish had a gross farm value of over $20.5 million dollars. The 2012 Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum addresses forest taxes, wildlife management, financial decisions concerning forest investments and other topics. Recent seminars addressed feral hogs problems, white-tailed deer management and care and maintenance of yard trees for Bossier residents. Numerous calls and home visits are made concerning lawns, gardens, yard trees, nuisance wildlife and other pests. Several hundred teachers are also trained in the region annually through Project Learning Tree, a world renowned environmental education program. 

Contact Bossier Parish Extension

Alison Smith
Administrative Coordinator
204 Burt Boulevard
RM 309
Benton, Louisiana  71006-0370
Phone: 318-965-2326
Fax: 318-965-3712


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bossier Parish, Louisiana

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