BTNEP believes that the Barataria-Terrebonne ecosystem is a national treasure that represents a unique multi-culture heritage.

The BTNEP Management Conference also recognizes that our ongoing stewardship is critical to its preservation, restoration, and enhancement. This stewardship can only be maintained by active support of those who live in the basin and those who use its abundant resources locally, statewide and throughout the nation.

Through a variety of programs, BTNEP works together with its stakeholders, communities and schools to implement the CCMP to establish a chemical, physical, and biological balance in the Barataria-Terrebonne estuary so that diverse plant and animal communities and human health and welfare can improve and sustained for present and future generations.