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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

Join the Paddle Bayou Lafourche Event
April 5-8, 2018
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Join the Paddle Bayou Lafourche Event
April 5-8, 2018
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Join the Bayou Lafourche Cleanup
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:00am – 12:00pm
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News & Events

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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Alabama 5 Rivers is Hiring: Education Dept

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Lands Division, seeks to hire a Resort Worker to serve as a Science Educator at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Applicants are encouraged to apply by Feb 21, 2018. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

AL Marine Science Education Internship

Discovery Hall Programs for Education & Outreach has a PAID summer internship position available for an undergraduate student (junior, senior) or recent graduate from groups under-represented in marine science or environmental education. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

Environmental Analyst / Bioextraction Coordinator – Long Island Sound Study

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking an Environmental Analyst to provide overall program coordination, administration, and short and long-term planning for the bioextraction program of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS). Closing date: January 26, 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.


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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