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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

April 16, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Open for Public Review

BTNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan

April 16, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Open for Public Review

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.

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|


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 [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: Events|

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Conservation Applications Specialist

The project will require extensive interaction with stakeholders representing the RESTORE Council staff and member agencies, federal, state, local and tribal governments, private citizens, non-profit organizations, industry, and public-private partnerships working together toward implementation of their shared conservation vision along the Gulf Coast Region. Application review begins June 30th.

Full-time Educator Position at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a sea turtle research, rehabilitation and education facility located in Juno Beach, Florida, is seeking a full-time education staff member to fill a new position of Community Outreach Coordinator. Application submission deadline: June 10, 2018 5pm EST.

Lower Passaic River Urban Waters Ambassador

The Hudson River Foundation has an opening for an individual to serve as Lower Passaic River Urban Waters Ambassador and the Outreach Coordinator for the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program. This selected candidate will work closely with a range of agency and community partners to support of the Lower Passaic River Urban Waters Partnership and the Estuary Program’s other Community Engagement goals. The deadline to send in your resume is June 15, 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.

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