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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

WETSHOP 2017

WETSHOP 2017 Release Date: April 27, 2017 WETSHOP 2017: July 9 – 14, 2017 @ LDWF Marine Research Lab, Grand Isle, LA. A week-long, dynamic teacher workshop that allows teachers to work with educator/scientists to [...]

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Nature’s Academy Education Specialist Position

Nature's Academy aims to enhance STEM literacy and foster environmental stewardship in our surrounding community. We seek team-oriented, energetic candidates that are committed to creating a positive change through experiential education!

NOAA Marine Habitat Resource Specialist – Baton Rouge

The NOAA Restoration Center Office in Baton Rouge, LA is looking for a Marine Habitat Resource Specialist to support the team as a project manager on large scale habitat restoration projects including projects advanced through the CWPPRA and DWH programs.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The application period for the 2018 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is now open. Completed applications must be received by Grants.gov by December 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time or postmarked no later than December 8, 2017 and sent to the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

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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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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.

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