Water Resources in Central Region

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 Groundwater

   
Articles on Groundwater
pdf State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

pdf New Study Improves Drought Prediction Methods
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A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.

Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...

pdf Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010
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This report is the 13th in a series of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Circular reports that have been published every 5 years since 1950.

Groundwater Organizations & Professionals
There are 159 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Groundwater Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Geologists / Hydrologists
Andrew Lewin
Department of Natural Resources - Special Projects- Geologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Ann Wiley
Department of Natural Resources - Tract Evaluation and Lease Development Section- Geologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Apex Geoscience
- Tyler, TX
Byron Miller
Department of Natural Resources - Supervisor - Special Projects Section - Baton Rouge, LA
Cardno MM&A
David Ray Williamson - Senior Geologist/Registered Professional Geologist - Shreveport City, LA
Charles Bradbury
Department of Natural Resources - Special Projects- Engineering - Baton Rouge, LA
David R. Williamson, RPG
CRC, LLC International Archaeology & Ecology Consultants - Environmental Geologist - Chappell Hill, TX
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Douglas E. Flatt - Chief Executive Officer - Tyler, TX
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Hill Geophysical Consulting
Kevin Hill - Shreveport, LA
Jason Talbot
Department of Natural Resources - Tract Evaluation and Lease Development Section- Geologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael Harvey
Department of Natural Resources - Special Projects- Geologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Mike Bradley
Department of Natural Resources - Tract Evaluation and Lease Development Section- Geologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Sam Roquemore
Department of Natural Resources - Tract Evaluation and Lease Development Section- Geologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Shreveport Geological Society
- Shreveport, LA
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Government Agencies
Angela Dickson
LA Office of Forestry - Natchitoches, LA
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Don Smith
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - Walker, LA
Epney Brasher
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - Amite, LA
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Jim Caldwell
USFS - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Office of Soil and Water Conservation
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation
A. Kell McInnis, III - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Louisiana State Office - Alexandria, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
The Office of Animal Health and Food Safety
Brent Robbins, D.V.M., M.B.A. - State Veterinarian - Baton Rouge, LA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Wade Dubea
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - State Forester - Baton Rouge, LA
Licensed Water Well Contractors
Andrews & Foster Drilling Company
Donald A. Foster - President - Athens, TX
Apex Geoscience
- Tyler, TX
Appliance Refrigeration, Inc
John Mitchell Jr. - De Ridder, LA
Carl Glenn Well Drilling & Pumps
Carl E. Glenn - Tioga, LA
Coles Drilling, LLC
Charles E. Cole - Deridder, LA
D & J Well Services
Donald E. Shows - Glenmora, LA
Decker Well Service
Carl Decker - Deridder, LA
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Douglas E. Flatt - Chief Executive Officer - Tyler, TX
Fas-Line
Floyd Gilliland - Kilgore, TX
Geotechnical Testing Laboratory
Ken Gorsha - Alexandria, LA
H2O Well Service
Ricky Parker - Jonesville, LA
Harpers Water Well Service
Lloyd W. Carroll - Rosepine, LA
K & B Water Well Drilling
Willie Lee Brown - Jonesville, LA
Lyles Land & Mineral Services
James E. Lyles - Marksville, LA
MagnaCore Drilling & Environmental Services, Inc.
Cedric Cascio - Allen, TX
Meyers Water Well Drilling
Huey Dwaine Meyers - Jonesville, LA
Pender Water Wells
Ernest Pender - President - Texarkana, TX
Petron, LLC
Steve Ayres - Alexandria, LA
Ram Drilling
Alan C. Miller - Hessmer, LA
Scruggs, Inc.
- Joaquin, TX
Strata Core Drilling, Inc
William Fields - Fort Worth, TX
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Twin Creeks Drilling
Thomas Eugene Cochran - Evans, LA
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Almost There Plumbing Repair
Terry Jennings - Owner - Carencro, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Economic Development Assistance
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Prescribed Burning Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Alligator Program
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Artificial Reef Program
Mike McDonough - LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Program
Dana Naquin - Baton Rouge, LA
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetland Re-vegetation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Commodity Promotion and Research - LDAF
Michell Estay - Director - Hammond, LA
EPA/Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Protection Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forestry Productivity Program
Pat Aronstein - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Horticulture & Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Hunter Education-LDWF
John Sturgis - Range Safety Officer - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Firewise program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program
David R. Campbell - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Marine Education Resources
Dianne Lindstedt - Education Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Heritage Program
Amity Bass - Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)
Brian Wynne - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Regional Restoration Planning Program (RRP Program)
Charles Armbruster, Program Manager - LOSCO - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Statewide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Eric Baka - RCW Safe Harbor Coordinator - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Kathryn Fontenot - SARE State Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Certified Prescribed Burner Program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - LDAF - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana's Nonpoint Source Pollution Unit - LDEQ
Gwendolyn Berthelot - Baton Rouge, LA
LSU AgCenter
Bill Richardson - Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture - Baton Rouge, LA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nutria Control Program
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Keith Lovell - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide & Environmental Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division - LDAF
Bobby Simoneaux - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Private Land Management Assistance
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Randy Rentz
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry - Forestry Reforestation Branch Chief - Columbia, LA
Reforestation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Seed Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crops Program
- Hamond, LA
State Wildlife Grant Program in Louisiana
Sam Holcomb - SWG Coordinator - LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Water Conservation
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Chris Breden
LSU Ag Center - Aquaculture Area Agent - Winnsboro, LA
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
- Baton Rouge, LA
David Bourgeois
Louisiana State University - Fisheries Agent - Cut Off, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Gulf Restoration Network
Cyn Sarthou - Executive Director - New Orleans, LA
Jerald Horst
Louisiana State University - Area Agent (Fisheries) - Marrero, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Restore America's Estuaries
Elsa Carlisle - Senior Director of Restoration & Administration - Arlington, VA
Sandy L. Corkern
Louisiana State University - Area Agent (Fisheries) - Franklin, LA
Water Districts and Associations
Atchafalaya Basin Levee District
Christy Jewell - Port Allen, LA
Bossier Levee District
Mary Jane Easterly - Bossier City, LA
Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District
Bruce Frazier, Billy Gaines, Don Price, Billy Moore and Steve Bates - Conservation Board - Winnfield, LA
Fifth Louisiana Levee District
Jason Trichell - Tallulah, LA
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
Pat Bellanger - Levee Board Secretary - Grand Isle, LA
Iberia Parish Levee Hurricane, and Conservation District
Ray Fremin - New Iberia, LA
Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
Nicole Cooper - Lafitte, LA
Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District
Richard Crain - Colfax, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Red River, Atchafalaya, & Bayou Boeuf Levee District
Debbie Lafleur - Secretary - Alexandria, LA
South Lafourche Levee District
Mary Punch - Galliano, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East
Timothy Doody - President - New Orleans, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West
Susan Maclay - President - Marrero, LA
St. Mary Levee District
Hilary Thibodeaux - Executive Director - Morgan City, LA
Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water District
Donald F. Sagrera - Executive Director - Lafayette, LA
Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District
Angela Rains - Houma, LA

 Surface Water Quality

   
Articles on Surface Water Quality
pdf State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

NRCS Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

In November of 2009, Secretary Vilsack announced a commitment of $320 million over the next four years for a Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative to address water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation concerns in the Basin.& ...

pdf State Of The Bobwhite: Grassland Conservation At A Crossroads
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This first annual “State of the Bobwhite” report by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) provides a snapshot of the population, hunting, and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, Colinus virginianus.

pdf Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative 2012 Annual Report
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Mission: The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative articulates a shared vision for sustainable natural and cultural resources in the face of a changing climate and other threats; fosters a cooperative capacity within the conservation community to meet the challenges of achieving that vision; and facilitates the refinement of that vision through targeted evaluation over time.

pdf Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

pdf SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

pdf Wetlands Conservation at a Glance
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According to Tierra Resources, wetlands are our first line of defense against hurricanes and their protection and restoration are vital to both the economic and environmental sustainability of the Gulf Coast.

EPA Cannot Regulate Stormwater Flow, Only Pollutants in Stormwater
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A federal court held last month that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot regulate storm water flow in setting a total maximum daily load for impaired waters under the Clean Water Act.

pdf Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

pdf Getting Paid for Stewardship: An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide
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Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

pdf The Path Forward to Restoring the Gulf Coast: A Proposed Comprehensive Plan
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Summary of region-wide preliminary collaborations among Gulf states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas) affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as mandated by the RESTORE Act, to ensure and promote long-term environmental and economic health of the Gulf Coast.

pdf Classifications for Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act(CWPPRA) Site-Specific Projects: 2010
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The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) funds over 100 wetland restoration projects across Louisiana. Integral to the success of CWPPRA is its long-term monitoring program, which enables State and Federal agencies to determine the effectiveness of each restoration effort.

pdf Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana from 1932 to 2010
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Coastal Louisiana wetlands make up the seventh largest delta on Earth, contain about 37 percent of the estuarine herbaceous marshes in the conterminous United States, and support the largest commercial fishery in the lower 48 States.

pdf Updated 2013 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates
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In February 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) promulgate an emergency rule for the 2013 recreational red snapper season.

pdf Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System Permit Application
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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Scenic Rivers program law requires authorization of activities in or affecting rivers that have been designated by the Louisiana Legislature as Natural and Scenic.

pdf A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region
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The Gulf Partnership is committed to Strategic Conservation, the identification of the most important areas in a region for conservation, restoration and long-term management.

pdf Conservation buffers: wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

pdf Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

pdf Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi.
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ABSTRACT.—Grassland bird populations are sharply declining in North America. Changes in agricultural practices during the past 50 years have been suggested as one of the major causes of this decline.

pdf Rotational Grazing
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This document, from Cooperative Extension at the University of Kentucky, is a 15-pager how-to that covers both infrastructure and management requirements for this form of grazing, which helps farmers increase net profit by increasing yield of animal products per acre.

pdf Watering systems for Cattle Ponds
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Discusses general considerations and various designs for such systems.

pdf Riparian Area Assessment Guide for Streamside Landowners
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This 26-page booklet introduces the Stream-A-Syst system to help landowners assess and manage their streams.  It contains a worksheet, action plan with recommended steps and sources of information to address various issues, and a visual (photographic) assessment guide.

pdf Riparian Buffers: Functions and Value
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Defines riparian buffers and discusses various benefits, including property value, wildlife habitat, timber, and recreational/aesthetic/spiritual values.

pdf Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
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This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

pdf Historical and Projected Coastal Louisiana Land Changes: 1978-2050
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An important component of the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Comprehensive Coastwide Ecosystem Restoration Study is the projection of a “future condition” for the Louisiana coast if no further restoration measures were adopted.

pdf To Divert or Not to Divert – Our Future Hangs in the Balance
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LPBF discusses the pros and cons of diversions. LPBF determines the alternative of  pumping sediment  will cost $70,000 to $120,000 per acre and concludes that a new generation of sediment diversions are necessary to sustain our coast.

Surface Water Quality Organizations & Professionals
There are 278 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Surface Water Quality Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Adam Trahan
ENCOS - Baton Rouge, LA
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Ben Holten
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Brad Kennon
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Carl Frentress
Senior Wildlife Biologist - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Chance Kimbrough
Advanced Ecology, Ltd. - Wildlife Biologist / Forester - Center, TX
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Raymond J. (Trace) Chadwick - Shreveport, LA
CRC, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Dan Johnson
Biologist - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
David Breithaupt
Private Lands Program Manager - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
David Hayden
GCP Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Ed Champagne - Lafayette, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consulting
Jim Martin - Metairie, LA
Gulf Engineers and Consultants
Mike Hattaway - Mandeville, LA
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
John Marksberry
Bird & Crawford Forestry - Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Shreveport, LA
John Wallace
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Greenville, OH
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Ken Moreau
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kenneth Ribbeck
Biologist Administrator/Chief - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Kori Legleu
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Kyle Carrington
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Laura Lee Wilkinson
US Army Corps of Engineers - Biologist - New Orleans, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Robert Gosnell
Biologist Director - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Scott A. Porter
EcoLogic Environmental - Houma, LA
Terry Anderson
President - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Trey Watson
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Fisheries Biologists
Brandon Booth
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Casey Hares
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Government Agencies
Angela Dickson
LA Office of Forestry - Natchitoches, LA
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Don Smith
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - Walker, LA
Epney Brasher
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - Amite, LA
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Jim Caldwell
USFS - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Office of Soil and Water Conservation
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation
A. Kell McInnis, III - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Louisiana State Office - Alexandria, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
The Office of Animal Health and Food Safety
Brent Robbins, D.V.M., M.B.A. - State Veterinarian - Baton Rouge, LA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Wade Dubea
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - State Forester - Baton Rouge, LA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Adam Trahan
ENCOS - Baton Rouge, LA
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Brandon Booth
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Casey Hares
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Comite Resources, Inc.
Dr. John W. Day, Jr. - Zachary, LA
CRC, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jason Theriot
The Earth Partners - Brodhead, WI
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Rick Gates, R.F.
Diehl & Gates Forestry LLC - Partner - Bossier City, LA
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Tierra Resources LLC
Dr. Sarah Mack - Founder and CEO - New Orleans, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Wetlands Mitigation Strategies, LLC
Andrew J. Harrison, Jr. - Owner - Baton Rouge, LA
WetlandsReport.com
Scott Nesbit - Sales - Baton Rouge, LA
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Almost There Plumbing Repair
Terry Jennings - Owner - Carencro, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Economic Development Assistance
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Prescribed Burning Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Alligator Program
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Artificial Reef Program
Mike McDonough - LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Program
Dana Naquin - Baton Rouge, LA
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetland Re-vegetation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Commodity Promotion and Research - LDAF
Michell Estay - Director - Hammond, LA
EPA/Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Protection Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forestry Productivity Program
Pat Aronstein - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Horticulture & Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Hunter Education-LDWF
John Sturgis - Range Safety Officer - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Firewise program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program
David R. Campbell - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Marine Education Resources
Dianne Lindstedt - Education Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Heritage Program
Amity Bass - Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)
Brian Wynne - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Regional Restoration Planning Program (RRP Program)
Charles Armbruster, Program Manager - LOSCO - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Statewide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Eric Baka - RCW Safe Harbor Coordinator - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Kathryn Fontenot - SARE State Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Certified Prescribed Burner Program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - LDAF - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana's Nonpoint Source Pollution Unit - LDEQ
Gwendolyn Berthelot - Baton Rouge, LA
LSU AgCenter
Bill Richardson - Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture - Baton Rouge, LA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nutria Control Program
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Keith Lovell - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide & Environmental Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division - LDAF
Bobby Simoneaux - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Private Land Management Assistance
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Randy Rentz
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry - Forestry Reforestation Branch Chief - Columbia, LA
Reforestation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Seed Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crops Program
- Hamond, LA
State Wildlife Grant Program in Louisiana
Sam Holcomb - SWG Coordinator - LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Water Conservation
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Chris Breden
LSU Ag Center - Aquaculture Area Agent - Winnsboro, LA
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
- Baton Rouge, LA
David Bourgeois
Louisiana State University - Fisheries Agent - Cut Off, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Gulf Restoration Network
Cyn Sarthou - Executive Director - New Orleans, LA
Jerald Horst
Louisiana State University - Area Agent (Fisheries) - Marrero, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Restore America's Estuaries
Elsa Carlisle - Senior Director of Restoration & Administration - Arlington, VA
Sandy L. Corkern
Louisiana State University - Area Agent (Fisheries) - Franklin, LA
Water Districts and Associations
Atchafalaya Basin Levee District
Christy Jewell - Port Allen, LA
Bossier Levee District
Mary Jane Easterly - Bossier City, LA
Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District
Bruce Frazier, Billy Gaines, Don Price, Billy Moore and Steve Bates - Conservation Board - Winnfield, LA
Fifth Louisiana Levee District
Jason Trichell - Tallulah, LA
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
Pat Bellanger - Levee Board Secretary - Grand Isle, LA
Iberia Parish Levee Hurricane, and Conservation District
Ray Fremin - New Iberia, LA
Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
Nicole Cooper - Lafitte, LA
Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District
Richard Crain - Colfax, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Red River, Atchafalaya, & Bayou Boeuf Levee District
Debbie Lafleur - Secretary - Alexandria, LA
South Lafourche Levee District
Mary Punch - Galliano, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East
Timothy Doody - President - New Orleans, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West
Susan Maclay - President - Marrero, LA
St. Mary Levee District
Hilary Thibodeaux - Executive Director - Morgan City, LA
Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water District
Donald F. Sagrera - Executive Director - Lafayette, LA
Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District
Angela Rains - Houma, LA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Lance Patterson, ACF
Patterson Forestry Consultants, LLC - Consulting Forester - Ruston, LA
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
RoyOMartin Forestry Services
John Dunn - Manager - Alexandria, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA

 Water Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Water Best Management Practices
pdf State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
By:

This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

pdf Lawn Irrigation Guide: An Easy Way to Save Water
By:

Lawn irrigation accounts for nearly half of homeowner water usage. Many homeowners irrigate too often and for too short a period to meet lawn and especially landscaping (tree and shrub) needs.

pdf Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative 2012 Annual Report
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Mission: The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative articulates a shared vision for sustainable natural and cultural resources in the face of a changing climate and other threats; fosters a cooperative capacity within the conservation community to meet the challenges of achieving that vision; and facilitates the refinement of that vision through targeted evaluation over time.

pdf SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

pdf New Study Improves Drought Prediction Methods
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A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.

Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...

pdf Management of Recreational and Farm Ponds in Louisiana
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This publication reviews planning considerations and management recommendations relating to a number of uses for small ponds in Louisiana.

pdf Agricultural Solid Waste Best Management Practices Guidelines
By:

Guidelines for the best management practices for composting yard waste, race track stable bedding or other woody waste or agricultural production/processing wastes needing a permanent facility.

pdf Two-Stage Poultry Mortality Composting, Daily Maintenance is Essential
By:

Beyond simply covering poultry mortality with litter, includes water contamination concerns.

pdf Treating Poultry Litter with Alum
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Explains the benefits of using alum for both poultry production and water quality.

pdf Watering systems for Cattle Ponds
By:

Discusses general considerations and various designs for such systems.

pdf Channel Catfish, Life History and Biology
By:

The basics on “the most important species of aquatic animal commercially cultured in the United States.”  Discusses blue, white, brown bullhead, black bullhead, yellow bullhead, and flathead catfish species.

pdf Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: An Overview of Critical Considerations
By:

Pros and cons and essentials for this system. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf BMPs for Landscaping, Gardening and Pest Control

Best Management Practices For: residential homeowners, small businesses, landscapers, teenagers taking care of lawns as a summer job, golf courses, etc.

pdf BMPs for Domestic Animals, Hobby Farms and Stables

Best Management Practices For: Boarding Stables, Equestrian Centers, Small Farms, Urban Horse Owners, and Kennels.  Developed because animal waste contributes to water pollution when it is improperly stored or left uncovered near small streams and storm drains.

pdf Riparian Area Assessment Guide for Streamside Landowners
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This 26-page booklet introduces the Stream-A-Syst system to help landowners assess and manage their streams.  It contains a worksheet, action plan with recommended steps and sources of information to address various issues, and a visual (photographic) assessment guide.

pdf Riparian Buffers: Functions and Value
By:

Defines riparian buffers and discusses various benefits, including property value, wildlife habitat, timber, and recreational/aesthetic/spiritual values.

pdf Riparian buffers: Types and establishment methods
By:

Discusses grass, 3-zone, 2-zone, wildlife, urban and naturalized buffers and recommendations for how to choose, establish and cost-share.

pdf Liquid Manure Solids Management
By:

This brief factsheet from the University of Arkansas defines liquid manure, discusses storage and management options, as well as solids removal and equipment.

pdf The Use of Poultry Litter in Row Crops
By:

This factsheet from the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture delineates nutrient content, application procedures and guidelines for application and storage of poultry litter as a fertilizer and source of organic matter for row crops.

pdf Aquaculture Environmental Best Management Practices
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Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, and its $326 million  contribution to the state’s economy makes it an important part of Louisiana’s agriculture.

pdf Sustainable Dairy Production Best Management Practices
By:

The dairy industry is one of the most important animal industries in Louisiana, contributing more than $199 million to the state’s economy in 2007.

pdf Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

pdf Mold: Important Questions, Objective Answers
By:

Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened.

pdf Composting: A Disposal Method for Fish Waste
By:

Composting fish waste is a relatively new, practical and an environmentally sound alternative to disposing of fish waste. It is economical, fairly odorless and a biologically beneficial practice for seafood operations.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook
By:

Handbook covers the following topics:  Crop Rotations Winter Cover Crops Variety Selection and Seeding Rates Fertilizer and Liming ...

pdf Mold Removal Guidelines for Your Flooded Home
By:

A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively. Mold begins to grow on materials that stay wet longer than two or three days.

pdf Functions and Values of Wetlands in Louisiana
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Louisiana accounts for 80 percent of the nation's coastal wetland loss. Simply put, a large proportion of Louisiana acreage is wetland. Much of the state's economy depends upon wetlands.

pdf Smooth Cordgrass Varieties: Descriptions and Performance
By:

Smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora Loisel.) is a perennial grass native to intertidal saline marshes along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts.

pdf Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River
By:

This report summarizes findings from an Environmental Law Institute (ELI) analysis of the numeric water quality criteria (WQC) formally adopted, as of September 1, 2008, by the ten states that border directly on the Mississippi River—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

pdf Scenic Rivers Review Fall 2013
By:

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Stream: Sensitive and Unique Habitats  LDWF Proposes Revised Rules for Scenic Rivers  Stream Spotlight: Bay ...

pdf Ground-water resources (in Louisiana)
By:

pdf Care and considerations for your public water well
By:

pdf Private Water Well Testing in Louisiana
By:

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Water

pdf Verification of Recommended Management Practices for Major Aquaculture Species
By:

The primary goal of this Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) project was to start verification programs in participating states (i.e.

pdf Making Land
By:

Southern Louisiana is one of the world’s fastest-disappearing landmasses. Cutting the losses may mean letting in the floods.

pdf Common Farm-raised Baitfish
By:

Characteristics and requirements of the three most common baitfish in the South: the golden shiner, fathead minnow or goldfish. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

pdf What is Cage Culture?
By:

Advantages and disadvantages of one of the four primary methods of aquaculture: ponds, raceways, recirculating systems or cages. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

pdf Aquaculture: Realities and Potentials When Getting Started
By:

Important personal, feasibility, and financial factors to consider. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
By:

This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

pdf Protecting Louisiana’s Waters using Best Management Practices
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Working with representatives from the agricultural commodity groups, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation (LFBF) and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), the LSU AgCenter has taken the lead in assembling a group of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for each agricultural commodity in Louisiana.

pdf Louisiana Lawns Best Management Practices (BMPs)
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A healthy and properly cared for lawn will resist weeds and other pest problems; thus, a minimum of pesticide products will be needed. Basic lawn care consists of proper fertilizing, watering, mowing and appropriate pest management as needed.

pdf Costs of Small Scale Catfish Production
By:

Cost estimates developed for 6 2-acre levee ponds, including production facilities, site selection and pond construction, feed storage, water supply, equipment, and production practices.

pdf Recommended Best Management Practices - Nonpoint Source Pollution, Sand & Gravel Mining Industry
pdf Hydromodification: Best Management Practices (BMPS) for Coastal Louisiana Nonpoint Source Pollution
By:

pdf Stormwater BMP Guidance Tool
By:

A Stormwater Best Management Practices Guide for Orleans and Jefferson Parishes

pdf Scenic River Management Plan for Bayou Manchac
By:

pdf Best Management Practices for Louisiana Swine Production
By:

The swine industry is one of the smaller animal industries in Louisiana, contributing approximately $2.58 million to the state’s economy in 2010.

pdf Sustainable Rice Best Management Practices
By:

Rice is one of the most important crops produced in Louisiana based both on the total acreage grown and its economic value. Production has expanded from the traditional rice-producing area of southwestern Louisiana to other areas of Louisiana, especially the northeastern portion.

pdf Crawfish Environmental Best Management Practices
By:

Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, and its $326 million contribution to the state’s economy makes it an important part of Louisiana’s agriculture.

 Water Conservation

   
Articles on Water Conservation
Tips for the Home Gardener for Efficient Water Use

Find watering tips for your garden.

pdf New Study Improves Drought Prediction Methods
By:

A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.

Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...

pdf Comprehensive Habitat Management Plan For The Lake Pontchartrain Basin
By:

Report developed describing strategies necessary to achieve the mission of the LPBF to restore and conserve the natural resources of the Pontchartrain Basin.& ...

pdf The Path Forward to Restoring the Gulf Coast: A Proposed Comprehensive Plan
By:

Summary of region-wide preliminary collaborations among Gulf states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas) affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as mandated by the RESTORE Act, to ensure and promote long-term environmental and economic health of the Gulf Coast.

pdf Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River
By:

This report summarizes findings from an Environmental Law Institute (ELI) analysis of the numeric water quality criteria (WQC) formally adopted, as of September 1, 2008, by the ten states that border directly on the Mississippi River—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

pdf A Coastal User’s Guide to the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program
By:

The purpose of this manual is to provide an updated document which reflects the changes in legislation and regulations, and to provide essential information needed by the public concerning the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program.

pdf Scenic Rivers Review Fall 2013
By:

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Stream: Sensitive and Unique Habitats  LDWF Proposes Revised Rules for Scenic Rivers  Stream Spotlight: Bay ...

pdf Ground-water resources (in Louisiana)
By:

pdf Care and considerations for your public water well
By:

pdf The Sparta Aquifer: A Sustainable Water Resource?
By:

The Sparta aquifer is an aquifer of regional importance within the Mississippi embayment aquifer system. It consists of varying amounts of unconsolidated sand, inter-stratified with silt and clay lenses within the Sparta Sand of the Claiborne Group.

pdf Private Water Well Testing in Louisiana
By:

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Water

pdf WATER USE IN LOUISIANA, 2005
By:

In 2005, approximately 10,300 Mgal/d (million gallons per day) of water was withdrawn from ground-water and surface-water sources in Louisiana.

pdf Making Land
By:

Southern Louisiana is one of the world’s fastest-disappearing landmasses. Cutting the losses may mean letting in the floods.

pdf Preliminary Results of Recently Observed Hypoxia Development in the Chandeleur Sound and Breton Sound of Southeastern Louisiana, East of the Mississippi River Delta
By:

Report summarizing preliminary data analysis on water quality observations collected by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) in 2013.

pdf Water Use in Louisiana 2010
By:

This report presents data from a 2010 inventory of water withdrawals in Louisiana. The report presents information on withdrawals from groundwater and surface-water sources for use in public supply, industry, power generation, rural domestic, livestock, irrigation, and aquaculture for each parish in Louisiana.

pdf The Cost of Doing Nothing
By:

Based on the written testimony of Jack Caldwell, Secretary, Louisiana DNR, regarding the problem of coastal land loss in Louisiana.

pdf Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the “1,500-Foot” Sand and “2,000-Foot” Sand and Movement of Saltwater in the “2,000-Foot” Sand of the Baton Rouge Area, Louisiana
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New tool for evaluation of Baton Rouge's saltwater intrusion.

pdf Recommended Best Management Practices - Nonpoint Source Pollution, Sand & Gravel Mining Industry
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pdf Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention And Response Act

pdf Degradation and resilience in Louisiana salt marshes after the BP–Deepwater Horizon oil spill
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pdf Water Rights and Water Policy in Louisiana: Laissez Faire Riparianism, Market Based Approaches, or a New Managerialism?
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pdf 2017 Coastal Master Plan Model Improvement Plan
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CPRA and The Water Institute of the Gulf, along with input from over 50 experts, have developed the Model Improvement Plan to refine existing modeling tools and develop new tools for use in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan.

pdf Urban Storm Water Runoff: Roads, Highways, Bridges
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Best Management Practices (BMPS) for Coastal Louisiana Nonpoint Source Pollution.

pdf Hydromodification: Best Management Practices (BMPS) for Coastal Louisiana Nonpoint Source Pollution
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pdf Louisiana's Surface Water Management Initiative Act 955 of 2010
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Surface Water Management Information Pamphlet

pdf Deep-Sea Benthic Footprint of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout
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pdf Federal Register Proposed Rules: Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund
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The Department of the Treasury is proposing regulations concerning the investment and use of amounts deposited in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, which was established in the Treasury of the United States by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act).

pdf Recently Observed Seasonal Hypoxia within the Gulf of Mexico in the Chandeleur Sound of Southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi Bight of Coastal Mississippi
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Report describes seasonal hypoxia (i.e.,oxygen depletion) occurring in Chandeleur Sound in 2012. Presents summary of results for 2008, 2010 and 2011.

pdf Recently Observed Seasonal Hypoxia in Eastern Louisiana within Chandeleur Sound and near Coastal Mississippi within the Gulf of Mexico
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The Bayou Bartholomew Watershed in Arkansas and Louisiana
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The Bayou Bartholomew Watershed of Arkansas and Louisiana is one of the nation’s most unique places. Bayou Bartholomew follows a meandering course through all or part of Jefferson, Lincoln, Drew, Desha, Chicot, and Ashley counties in Arkansas and joins the Ouachita River in Morehouse Parish, near Sterlington, Louisiana.

pdf Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

Methylmercury is a form of mercury that is found in most freshwater and saltwater fish. In some lakes, rivers, and coastal waters in California, methylmercury has been found in some types of fish at concentrations that may be harmful to human health.

pdf Managing Louisiana’s Groundwater Resources with Supplemental Information on Surface Water Resources: An Interim Report to the Louisiana Legislature
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In this report, the Louisiana Ground Water Resouces Commission provides groundwater management recommendations, describes water resources, users and uses of water resources, agencies with authority over these resources, state law and regulatory framework for water management, and current water management activities and accomplishments.

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Summary of the RESTORE Act, RESTORE Act timeline, and implications for Louisiana.

pdf Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act)

The RESTORE Act directs 80% of Clean Water Act penalites levied on parties responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to Gulf Coast Restoration.

pdf A Degraded Gulf of Mexico: Wildlife and Wetlands Two Years Into the Gulf Oil Disaster
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Report summarizes current status of coastal wetlands and six wildlife species in the Gulf two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

pdf America’s Gulf Coast: A Long Term Recovery Plan after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
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Restoration plan for the Gulf Coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Secretary Mabus recommends that Congress dedicate a significant amount of any civil penalties awarded to a Gulf Coast Recovery Fund for long-term recovery and restoration, and that Congress authorize a Gulf Coast Recovery Council, consisting of representatives from the Gulf states and federally recognized Gulf tribes, to manage the funds and coordinate recovery projects.

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Basic policies, legal processes, and terms relevant to the Deepwater Horizon disaster

pdf Natural Resource Damage Assessment April 2012 Status Update for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
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This status update provides an overview of the potential impacts to the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Deep Water The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling - Report to the President
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Water Conservation Organizations & Professionals
There are 88 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Water Conservation Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Economic Development Assistance
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Prescribed Burning Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Alligator Program
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Artificial Reef Program
Mike McDonough - LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Program
Dana Naquin - Baton Rouge, LA
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetland Re-vegetation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Commodity Promotion and Research - LDAF
Michell Estay - Director - Hammond, LA
EPA/Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Protection Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forestry Productivity Program
Pat Aronstein - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Horticulture & Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Hunter Education-LDWF
John Sturgis - Range Safety Officer - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Firewise program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program
David R. Campbell - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Marine Education Resources
Dianne Lindstedt - Education Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Heritage Program
Amity Bass - Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)
Brian Wynne - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Regional Restoration Planning Program (RRP Program)
Charles Armbruster, Program Manager - LOSCO - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Statewide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Eric Baka - RCW Safe Harbor Coordinator - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Kathryn Fontenot - SARE State Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Certified Prescribed Burner Program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - LDAF - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana's Nonpoint Source Pollution Unit - LDEQ
Gwendolyn Berthelot - Baton Rouge, LA
LSU AgCenter
Bill Richardson - Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture - Baton Rouge, LA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nutria Control Program
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Keith Lovell - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide & Environmental Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division - LDAF
Bobby Simoneaux - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Private Land Management Assistance
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Randy Rentz
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry - Forestry Reforestation Branch Chief - Columbia, LA
Reforestation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Seed Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crops Program
- Hamond, LA
State Wildlife Grant Program in Louisiana
Sam Holcomb - SWG Coordinator - LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Water Conservation
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Chris Breden
LSU Ag Center - Aquaculture Area Agent - Winnsboro, LA
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
- Baton Rouge, LA
David Bourgeois
Louisiana State University - Fisheries Agent - Cut Off, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Gulf Restoration Network
Cyn Sarthou - Executive Director - New Orleans, LA
Jerald Horst
Louisiana State University - Area Agent (Fisheries) - Marrero, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Restore America's Estuaries
Elsa Carlisle - Senior Director of Restoration & Administration - Arlington, VA
Sandy L. Corkern
Louisiana State University - Area Agent (Fisheries) - Franklin, LA
Water Districts and Associations
Atchafalaya Basin Levee District
Christy Jewell - Port Allen, LA
Bossier Levee District
Mary Jane Easterly - Bossier City, LA
Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District
Bruce Frazier, Billy Gaines, Don Price, Billy Moore and Steve Bates - Conservation Board - Winnfield, LA
Fifth Louisiana Levee District
Jason Trichell - Tallulah, LA
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
Pat Bellanger - Levee Board Secretary - Grand Isle, LA
Iberia Parish Levee Hurricane, and Conservation District
Ray Fremin - New Iberia, LA
Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
Nicole Cooper - Lafitte, LA
Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District
Richard Crain - Colfax, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Red River, Atchafalaya, & Bayou Boeuf Levee District
Debbie Lafleur - Secretary - Alexandria, LA
South Lafourche Levee District
Mary Punch - Galliano, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East
Timothy Doody - President - New Orleans, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West
Susan Maclay - President - Marrero, LA
St. Mary Levee District
Hilary Thibodeaux - Executive Director - Morgan City, LA
Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water District
Donald F. Sagrera - Executive Director - Lafayette, LA
Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District
Angela Rains - Houma, LA
 

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Coastal Master Plan News Items
Senate GOP tax bill would raise oil revenue caps for Gulf Coast states under Cassidy amendment - The Advocate
11/17/2017 8:10:04 PM
The Advocate Senate GOP tax bill would raise oil revenue caps for Gulf Coast states under Cassidy amendment The Advocate The state's Coastal Master Plan , an ambitious set of projects aimed at slowing or stopping land-loss along Louisiana's coast, relies heavily on projected GOMESA income to fund projects. The bill to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to ... and more »

Calcasieu Ship Channel project to stop coastal land loss on target for completion in 3-5 years - American Press
11/16/2017 2:24:40 PM
Calcasieu Ship Channel project to stop coastal land loss on target for completion in 3-5 years American Press Controlling the amount of saltwater that goes into Calcasieu Lake through the Calcasieu Ship Channel is one of 17 projects that could be done within the next three to five years to stop coastal land loss in Louisiana , according to a new report ...

Conservation coalition outlines coastal projects - Houma Courier
11/15/2017 11:20:35 PM
Conservation coalition outlines coastal projects Houma Courier The 17 projects were chosen from more than 100 projects in 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan and include projects in Terrebonne and Lafourche. “As we wrap up one of the most active hurricane seasons in recent memory, we know that Louisiana has no ... and more »

Gov. Edwards applauds $2.2M coastal restoration funding to CPRA for the East Timbalier Island Project - KALB News (press release)
11/15/2017 5:55:00 PM
KALB News (press release) Gov. Edwards applauds $2.2M coastal restoration funding to CPRA for the East Timbalier Island Project KALB News (press release) “These investments in planning, engineering and design, and construction are critical to the implementation of the Coastal Master Plan and to the long-term sustainability of Louisiana's coast - one of the most productive, unique and imperiled coastal ...

Conservation Groups Identify Priority Projects to Restore Louisiana's Coast - Environmental Defense Fund
11/15/2017 1:06:34 PM
NOLA.com Conservation Groups Identify Priority Projects to Restore Louisiana's Coast Environmental Defense Fund The coalition's priority restoration projects – all components of the 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan , approved unanimously by Louisiana's legislature earlier this year – were selected from the more than 100 master plan projects for their ability to ... Environmental groups tell state to prioritize 17 Louisiana coastal projects NOLA.com Could Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas become one? FOX 8 News WVUE-TV all 3 news articles »

We have a decision - The Daily Iberian
11/12/2017 2:01:22 PM
We have a decision The Daily Iberian ... Restoration Authority, a state entity with authority to articulate a clear statement of priorities and to focus development and implementation efforts to achieve comprehensive coastal protection for Louisiana , has developed the 2012 Coastal Master ...

James Gill: If climate change isn't to blame for coastal erosion, as AG Landry claims, then what is? - The Advocate
11/11/2017 11:35:40 PM
The Advocate James Gill: If climate change isn't to blame for coastal erosion, as AG Landry claims, then what is? The Advocate According to the state's coastal master plan , the sea level rise is indeed at its greatest in Louisiana , where 2,800 square miles of land could be lost in the next 40 years. Climate change is included among the culprits. The National Climate Assessment ...

Meetings help residents 'make a difference' - Houma Courier
11/8/2017 1:07:50 AM
Houma Courier Meetings help residents 'make a difference' Houma Courier LA SAFE, or Louisiana's Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments, is helping six parishes – including Terrebonne and Lafourche – come up with community-focused plans to adapt to Louisiana's changing landscape and complement the state's Coastal  ... and more »

Louisiana CPRA Receives Additional $9.6 million RESTORE Act grant - KALB News (press release)
11/7/2017 7:02:19 PM
KALB News (press release) Louisiana CPRA Receives Additional $9.6 million RESTORE Act grant KALB News (press release) “This is a cornerstone project in the State's Coastal Master Plan , and will deliver substantial benefits for the citizens of Southwest Louisiana ”, states Johnny Bradberry, Governor Edwards' Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities and Coastal ...

La. faces unexpected shortfall in major source of funding for coastal protection - Louisiana Weekly
10/23/2017 1:07:47 PM
La . faces unexpected shortfall in major source of funding for coastal protection Louisiana Weekly Much of Louisiana's money will go toward the Coastal Master Plan , a 50-year blueprint for coastal restoration that is expected to cost anywhere from $50 billion to $100 billion. Chip Kline, chairman of the coastal authority, said at a meeting Wednesday ... and more »

Groundwater News Items
Bernalillo County Offering Methadone In Jail, Report Urges Expansion Of Pre-K Programs - KUNM
11/20/2017 8:25:54 AM
KUNM Bernalillo County Offering Methadone In Jail, Report Urges Expansion Of Pre-K Programs KUNM The warning applies to white meat chicken and curried white chicken deli salads sold in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Louisiana , New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas. Turkey cranberry salads sold in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, ... Texas ... and more »

Largest publicly owned solar farm in the state being built in West Monroe - MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)
11/17/2017 12:08:33 PM
MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog) Largest publicly owned solar farm in the state being built in West Monroe MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog) "We're talking in the neighborhood of $250,000 reduction in the energy bill," says Mayor Norris. The Sparta Aquifer is the major source of groundwater for sixteen parishes in North-Central Louisiana , so a more efficient recycle facility will mean ...

Court upholds approvals of 3 projects to export natural gas - The Spokesman-Review
11/1/2017 1:56:36 PM
Court upholds approvals of 3 projects to export natural gas The Spokesman-Review The Sierra Club was seeking to overturn approvals of export terminals in Maryland, Louisiana and Texas, saying the projects would increase air and water pollution and contribute to global warming. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court for the ... and more »

Trump administration plans largest ever oil and gas lease sale in Gulf waters - Southeast Energy News
10/25/2017 8:28:21 AM
Trump administration plans largest ever oil and gas lease sale in Gulf waters Southeast Energy News OIL & NATURAL GAS: The U.S. Interior Department announced on Tuesday it is proposing the country's largest ever oil and gas lease sale, covering 77 million acres of federal Gulf waters off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. and more »

Public sounds off about New Orleans East Power plant - Louisiana Weekly
10/23/2017 1:07:47 PM
Public sounds off about New Orleans East Power plant Louisiana Weekly Also, Entergy says the new power plant will be able to generate enough electricity to power the entire city of New Orleans, if transmission lines were to become damaged during a storm, and will “have lower emissions, use minimal groundwater and will ... and more »

Surface Water Quality News Items
Chadd Chustz is Marco Island's new environmental specialist - Naples Daily News
12/4/2015 4:09:52 AM
Naples Daily News Chadd Chustz is Marco Island's new environmental specialist Naples Daily News Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , Chadd Chustz took a roundabout path to arrive on Marco Island. He moved with his family to Green Bay, Wisconsin ... Monitors surface water quality sampling and testing. Makes frequent inspections of the City's beach-dune ...

The Panhandle Paradox - Pacific Standard
9/7/2012 5:20:15 AM
Pacific Standard The Panhandle Paradox Pacific Standard ... growing trees. The International Paper Company announced the sale of 6.8 million acres across the Southeast, from Virginia to Louisiana , in 2005. ..... Such wetlands are critical to aquifers, to wildlife, to surface water quality and to flood ...

Water Conservation News Items
Water as a Human Right: How Philadelphia Is Preventing Shut-Offs and Ensuring Affordability - Center For American Progress
11/8/2017 9:00:54 AM
Center For American Progress Water as a Human Right: How Philadelphia Is Preventing Shut-Offs and Ensuring Affordability Center For American Progress Southern states such as Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana are likely to be the hardest hit, given in part to their higher shares of concentrated poverty, people of color, residents with disabilities, socio-economic immobility and inequality. These ...

Landowners in Deep South Protect 700000 Acres of Wetlands with USDA Help - USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
10/27/2017 4:28:28 PM
USDA.gov (press release) (blog) Landowners in Deep South Protect 700000 Acres of Wetlands with USDA Help USDA.gov (press release) (blog) Private landowners in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana have protected 700,000 acres of critical wetlands in the past 25 years, which accounts for one-third of all wetlands under USDA conservation easements in the country. USDA's Natural ... This ...

Administration plans largest ever offshore oil and gas lease sale - Marine Log
10/26/2017 11:30:40 AM
Marine Log Administration plans largest ever offshore oil and gas lease sale Marine Log OCTOBER 26, 2017 — The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States --76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama and ... Zinke unveils largest-ever oil and gas lease sale in US history OSJ Magazine Interior plans biggest lease sale ever in Gulf of Mexico - Kallanish ... Kallanish Energy all 14 news articles »

Interior to offer largest oil and gas lease sale in US -- 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico - The Advocate
10/24/2017 4:39:56 PM
The Advocate Interior to offer largest oil and gas lease sale in US -- 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico The Advocate WASHINGTON — The Interior Department said Tuesday it will propose the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States — nearly 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama and Florida ... Secretary Zinke announces largest oil and gas lease sale in US history WorldOil Nearly 77 million acres for lease sale in Gulf of Mexico WJHG-TV BOEM Plans Biggest GOM Lease Sale Ever Rigzone GkMen  - Іnsіdеr Cаr Nеws all 59 news articles »

La. faces unexpected shortfall in major source of funding for coastal ... - Louisiana Weekly
10/23/2017 1:07:47 PM
La. faces unexpected shortfall in major source of funding for coastal ... Louisiana Weekly An unexpected shortfall in Louisiana's share of offshore oil and gas royalties could force the state to delay or cancel coastal restoration projects scheduled to ... and more »