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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?

News & Events

2017 LEEC Grants Fall Release

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2017 Grants Program, Fall Release. The submission deadline for each of these grants is September 25, 2017. Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.

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Environmental Specialist I – EPA

This position will serve as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection lead for the Florida Resilient Coastline Program in the Florida Coastal Office. The incumbent will provide technical and planning community assistance for coastal flooding concerns related to sea level rise.

Manager, Coastal Projects and Programs – Mississippi River Delta

The Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign is seeking a Manager, Coastal Projects and Programs, to play a significant role in the development and execution of coalition efforts.

Science Education and Outreach Coordinator – CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Monterey Bay is seeking a Science Education and Outreach Coordinator. This person will serve as our primary education representative to CCME and will also run our Ocean Science REU and education activities for our Polar program. This is a full time, state funded position that is renewable every 12 months contingent on an annual performance review. The successful candidate will also receive full benefits and access to affordable housing for faculty and staff.

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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.


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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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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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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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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.

Upcoming BTNEP Management Conference Meeting Dates​

November 2, 2017
Plantation Suite @ NSU
February 1, 2018
Plantation Suite @ NSU
May 3, 2018
Plantation Suite @ NSU
August 2, 2018
Plantation Suite @ NSU