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Who Are We?

We are a partnership of government, business, scientists, conservation organizations, agricultural interests, and individuals for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in southeast Louisiana.

If you live, work, or play in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary or are one of the millions that use its resources across the nation, you have a vested interest in its restoration.

What’s Going On?

Upcoming BTNEP Public Events

BTNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan
(CCMP)

April 16, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Open for Public Review

BTNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan
(CCMP)

April 16, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Open for Public Review

News & Events

BTNEP Shares New Management Strategy with the Public

On April 16, 2018, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will share with the public its updated guidance document called a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). Since 1990 the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) has been engaged in the protection and restoration of the 4.2 million acres of land and water that lie between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers which has been at the heart of Louisiana’s land loss crisis. The modernized Plan has been revised and is now ready for public review.

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

CPRA releases Story Map: Louisiana’s Working Coast

Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released an interactive Story Map tool communicate the national significance of Louisiana’s Working Coast. This visually focused Story Map communicates the compelling story using narratives, photos and maps, and conveys diverse and poignant details that surround Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the necessity to create a more resilient coast through the State’s Coastal Master Plan.

April 4th, 2018|Categories: News|

Levron Retires, Fontenot and Landry Named New Management Conference Chair and Vice Chair

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) held its 81st Management Conference meeting on November 2, 2017 at Nicholls State University. At the meeting, Al Levron officially announced his retirement as Chairperson after serving 15 years and Dr. Quenton Fontenot and Jean Landry were elected as the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

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NEIWPCC – Program Director

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking dynamic and creative candidates for Program Director of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP). Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by June 6, 2018.

Outreach and Volunteer Specialist – The Nature Conservancy

The Blowing Rocks Preserve (BRP) Outreach and Volunteer Specialist (Specialist) is a staff member of the Stewardship and Field Programs Department (SAF) of the The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Florida Chapter. The position closes on May 23, 2018.

New Conservation Leadership Corps Accepting Student Applications

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is in its first year with an exciting program to assist in the development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana, known as the Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps. High school seniors along with college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to receive expert training to develop leadership skills and techniques to analyze and develop conservation policies. Applications due May 31, 2018.

Our mission is the preservation and restoration of the Barataria-Terrebonne estuarine system, the 4.2 million-acre region between the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers.

PUBLICATIONS

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CALENDARS

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Migratory & Resident Birds

BTNEP has built the framework for the conservation of bird population that use the area through monitoring and educating the public on bird issues.

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Education

BTNEP strives to educate the public on environmental issues and help teachers bring environmental education to their students in the classroom.

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Invasive Species

BTNEP aims to raise awareness and understanding of invasive species and create effective solutions.

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Water Quality

BTNEP is dedicated to educating and assisting citizens to take action on their own property and in their own lives toward improving water quality in our estuary.

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Outreach

Through a number of projects and events, BTNEP strives to build relationships with the community to increase awareness about the BTES and the issues it is facing.

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Native Plant Production

BTNEP collects native seed and stock to grow out plants at our production facility for use in habitat restoration.

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Habitat Restoration

BTNEP selects project areas that are based on our mission of preserving and restoring the BTES.

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Volunteer

BTNEP volunteers play a vital role in habitat restoration, while also learning about important ecological and economical characteristics of the BTES.

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What Can Be Done?

It's not too late. We have a long term plan to manage our wetlands effectively.

The Louisiana Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary is the fastest disappearing landmass on Earth.
In the time you’ve spent on this site, 0 ft² have been lost.*

Upcoming BTNEP Management Conference Meeting Dates​

May 3, 2018
Plantation Suite @ NSU
August 2, 2018
Plantation Suite @ NSU