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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?

TEACHERS: Tips and tools for teaching and viewing the eclipse safely on August 21, 2017

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the entire U.S. was in 1918. This year, the eclipse will pass over the country again with an 80 percent partial eclipse visible in Louisiana.

With a grant from the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium, or LaSPACE, Dr. Dana Browne, professor and associate chair of the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, led a small team of K-12 teachers to develop a website toolkit for educators to teach students about the solar eclipse.

Because the eclipse will be in optimal viewing position in the afternoon, while most children will be at school, Dr. Browne’s website has curricular materials and simple instructions for teachers to leverage this rare astronomic occurrence into an exciting and safe lesson for students.

We wanted to share these resources with you. The College of Human Sciences & Education hopes your new school year is off to a great start!

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Director of Ecological Restoration – MA

The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration seeks a Director! Position: Director, Division of Ecological Restoration Date of posting: 8/10/17 Closing:  The position will remain open [...]

NOAA DWH Program Manager Vacancy Announcement

A vacancy announcement for NOAA's Deepwater Horizon Program Manager has been posted.  The vacancy is for a Supervisory Habitat Resource Specialist in either Silver Spring (MD), [...]

Part-Time Environmental Educator – TX

The Galveston Bay Foundation seeks college undergraduate and graduate students to serve on an as-needed basis providing assistance to our Environmental Education Team in delivering [...]

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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.