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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

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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Environmental Specialist II

The Texas Department of State Health Services is seeking to fill the position of Environmental Protection Specialist II. The closing date to apply is June 25, 2018.

Community Planner Position Announcement

The Texas Community & Watershed Partners (TCWP), a program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is growing, and our Houston-based program is hiring two community planners to join our team. Much of our work revolves around the Community Health and Resource Management (CHARM) platform, an interactive GIS application. However, hires will also be supporting community planning efforts in TX, particularly Harvey recovery needs, including higher standards and development codes, buy-outs, and helping communities with the public engagement side of risk mitigation through long-term planning.

Galveston Bay Estuary Program is Hiring

The Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP), a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and one of two National Estuary Programs located in in Houston, Texas is hiring a Natural Resources Specialist II to serve as the GBEP Technical and Quality Programs Coordinator. The deadline to submit your application is June 25, 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​

August 2, 2018
Plantation Suite @ NSU
November 1, 2018
Plantation Suite @ NSU
February 7, 2019
Plantation Suite @ NSU
May 2, 2019
Plantation Suite @ NSU
August 1, 2019
Plantation Suite @ NSU
November 1, 2019
Plantation Suite @ NSU