Water Resources in Southwest 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 191 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Groundwater Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest 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
Acadian Engrs & Env. Consultants
Andre' Aucoin - Eunice, LA
Alleman'S Water Well Drilling
Ovide Alleman - Lafayette, LA
Amy, M. E. , Drilling Co., Inc
John M. Shuman - Opelousas, LA
Andrews & Foster Drilling Company
Donald A. Foster - President - Athens, TX
Apex Geoscience
- Tyler, TX
Atc Group Services, Inc.
Ray J. Robert, Jr. - Lafayette, LA
Billeaud's (A) Drilling Service
Arthur James Billeaud - Lafayette, LA
Billeaud, Glenn, Pump & Water
Terry L. Suire - Lafayette, LA
Blacks Water Well Inc.
Brandon Labit - Abbeville, LA
Brian Huval Water Well Drilling
Brian J. Huval - Breaux Bridge, LA
Broussard , Ernest, Water Wells
Clayton Broussard - Milton, LA
Carroll Meaux Water Well Service
Carroll J. Meaux - Scott, LA
D & W Drilling Company, Inc.
Walter C. Johnson - Lake Charles, LA
Daniel J. Holder, P.E., Inc.
Daniel J. Holder - Lake Charles, LA
Delahoussaye Water Well Drilling
Brian Delahoussaye - Breaux Bridge, LA
Devonian Group, L.L.C.
Eugene Gaudet - Lafayette, LA
Edi Environmental Services, Inc
Clayton Courville - Lafayette, LA
Encore Environmental Drilling
John C. Lahaye - Mamou, LA
Environmental' Sampling, Inc.
Ernest W. Franz, III - Lafayette, LA
Erso Inc.
Arthur Simon - Rayne, LA
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Douglas E. Flatt - Chief Executive Officer - Tyler, TX
Exploration De La Terre
Patrick Broussard - Maurice, LA
Fas-Line
Floyd Gilliland - Kilgore, TX
Forest, Sheldon Water Wells
Sheldon Forest - Maurice, LA
Fugro Consultants Lp
David W. Duhon - Westlake, LA
Gearen Water Well
D. W. Gearen - Dequincy, LA
Guichard Operating Company, Inc.
Joel A. Guichard - Crowley, LA
H & R Water Well
Thomas E. Holcomb - Lake Charles, LA
Hargrave Water Well
Roger Dale Hargrave - Abbeville, LA
Harold P. Leleux
Harold P. Leleux - Rayne, LA
Hydro Environmental Technology
Stewart L. Stover, Jr. - Lafayette, LA
J & R Drilling
Randall W. Gearen - Dequincy, LA
Jesco Environmental & Geotech.
Alvinette Teal - Jennings, LA
Kourco Environmental Services, Inc.
John Koury, Jr. - Lafayette, LA
Layne Christensen Company
David W. Meche - Rayne, LA
Louisiana Hydro
Paul Starkovich - Lake Charles, LA
MagnaCore Drilling & Environmental Services, Inc.
Cedric Cascio - Allen, TX
Marcus F. Guidry & Associates, Inc.
Marcus F. Guidry - Lafayette, LA
Matte Water Well Drilling
Victor W. Matte - Rayne, LA
Matthieu'S Water Well Drilling
Ronnie Matthieu - Arnaudville, LA
Maxim'S Water Well Service, Inc.
Herschel Bourque - Welsh, LA
Mike'S Water Well Drilling
Michael Lucero - Eunice, LA
Pellerin'S Water Well Drilling
Irvin Pellerin - Scott, LA
Pender Water Wells
Ernest Pender - President - Texarkana, TX
Rig Water Drilling Company, Inc.
Lance A. Guichard - Crowley, LA
Scruggs, Inc.
- Joaquin, TX
Segura Water Well Service
Kenneth C. Segura - Loreauville, LA
Simon Land & Irrigation
Kevin Leblanc - Estherwood, LA
Site Engineering, Inc
Clint S. Mcdowell - Broussard, LA
Source Environmental Services, Inc.
James M. Burton - Breaux Bridge, LA
South Louisiana Testing and Inspection
Tommy Clark - Houma, LA
Specialized Environmental Resources
Terry B. Jeansonne - Carencro, LA
Strata Core Drilling, Inc
William Fields - Fort Worth, TX
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
The Summit Group Of Louisiana, Inc.
Edward A. Hudson - Sulphur, 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
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Kerry St. Pe' - Program Director - Thibodaux, 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
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
Fifth Louisiana Levee District
Jason Trichell - Tallulah, LA
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
Pat Bellanger - Levee Board Secretary - Grand Isle, LA
Iberia Parish Levee District
Ronnie Gonsoulin - New Iberia, LA
Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
Nicole Cooper - Lafitte, LA
Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District
Richard Crain - Colfax, LA
North Lafourche Conservation, Levee & Drainage District
Dwayne Bourgeois - Executive Director - Thibodaux, 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 277 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Surface Water Quality Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest 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.
- Center, TX
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Bradley Breland
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, 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
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
Justin Rabalais
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - New Iberia, 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
Travis Dufour
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
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.
- 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
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Kerry St. Pe' - Program Director - Thibodaux, 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
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
Fifth Louisiana Levee District
Jason Trichell - Tallulah, LA
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
Pat Bellanger - Levee Board Secretary - Grand Isle, LA
Iberia Parish Levee District
Ronnie Gonsoulin - New Iberia, LA
Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
Nicole Cooper - Lafitte, LA
Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District
Richard Crain - Colfax, LA
North Lafourche Conservation, Levee & Drainage District
Dwayne Bourgeois - Executive Director - Thibodaux, 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
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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
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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
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Discusses general considerations and various designs for such systems.

pdf Channel Catfish, Life History and Biology
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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pdf Stormwater BMP Guidance Tool
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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
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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
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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 Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River
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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
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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
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Stream: Sensitive and Unique Habitats  LDWF Proposes Revised Rules for Scenic Rivers  Stream Spotlight: Bay ...

pdf Ground-water resources (in Louisiana)
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pdf Care and considerations for your public water well
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pdf The Sparta Aquifer: A Sustainable Water Resource?
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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
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What You Need to Know to Protect Your Water

pdf WATER USE IN LOUISIANA, 2005
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
pdf Microbes & Oil Spills - FAQs
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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.

pdf The RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act
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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.

pdf Gulf Coast Recovery & Restoration: 101
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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 Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Water Conservation Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest 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
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Kerry St. Pe' - Program Director - Thibodaux, 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
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
Fifth Louisiana Levee District
Jason Trichell - Tallulah, LA
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
Pat Bellanger - Levee Board Secretary - Grand Isle, LA
Iberia Parish Levee District
Ronnie Gonsoulin - New Iberia, LA
Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
Nicole Cooper - Lafitte, LA
Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District
Richard Crain - Colfax, LA
North Lafourche Conservation, Levee & Drainage District
Dwayne Bourgeois - Executive Director - Thibodaux, 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
Weird creatures washing ashore, shrimping with diversions: This week's coastal news - NOLA.com
9/22/2017 5:19:00 PM
NOLA.com Weird creatures washing ashore, shrimping with diversions: This week's coastal news NOLA.com Louisiana's 2017 coastal master plan calls for sediment diversion on both sides of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. The state wants to use controlled gates in the river levees to reintroduce river water and sediment to the surrounding marshes.

Authority offers coastal Louisiana parishes financial help with restoration projects - The Advocate
9/20/2017 7:23:00 PM
Authority offers coastal Louisiana parishes financial help with restoration projects The Advocate Louisiana parishes prepared to put up some money of their own for coastal restoration projects could get financial help from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The CPRA is prepared to give $100 million in matching funds through 2031 to ...

Louisiana Unprepared for Watery Disasters, Top Official Warns - Courthouse News Service
9/20/2017 9:51:14 AM
Courthouse News Service Louisiana Unprepared for Watery Disasters, Top Official Warns Courthouse News Service The Coastal Master Plan is a bipartisan approach to saving the Louisiana coast. It was created by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana and is published in a 184-page document, “ Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a ...

These 3 parishes face billions of dollars in damage without coastal plan, state warns - NOLA.com
9/19/2017 5:46:30 PM
NOLA.com These 3 parishes face billions of dollars in damage without coastal plan, state warns NOLA.com Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany parishes will lose hundreds of square miles of land and face billions of dollars in flood damage if the Louisiana does not implement its $50 billion, 50-year plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection ...

$14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project - NOLA.com
9/19/2017 11:35:00 AM
NOLA.com $14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project NOLA.com River water will be sent through the gate into a channel nearly 51/2 miles long to Maurepas Swamp. In total, the project is expected to cost $186.9 million. It's part of Louisiana's $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan to save the southern third of ... and more »

This Louisiana coastal community fought to get running water; now it might drown - NOLA.com
9/17/2017 7:01:24 AM
NOLA.com This Louisiana coastal community fought to get running water; now it might drown NOLA.com According to modeling done for the state's coastal master plan , 50 years from now it will more like a stick figure's arm, further increasing Ironton's vulnerability to flooding. As residents of the community age, their battle against nature might be ...

Eat breakfast while learning about Louisiana's coastal master plan - NOLA.com
9/6/2017 6:11:00 PM
NOLA.com Eat breakfast while learning about Louisiana's coastal master plan NOLA.com Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Johnny Bradberry (left) and Mark Davis, the Director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy and Director of the Tulane University ByWater Institute, will speak at a breakfast briefing ...

Accident Holds Lessons for Saving Louisiana's Coast - U.S. News & World Report
9/2/2017 12:11:31 AM
Accident Holds Lessons for Saving Louisiana's Coast U.S. News & World Report Louisiana's 50-year, $50 billion coastal master plan is the greatest allocation of resources for restoration and storm protection in the state's history. The diversions are some of the more ambitious and expensive elements of the plan — and among the ... and more »

'It's Not Going To Be All Right' - POLITICO Magazine
9/1/2017 5:04:12 AM
POLITICO Magazine 'It's Not Going To Be All Right' POLITICO Magazine While Louisiana is making progress on its $50 billion coastal master plan , aimed at stemming the tide of wetlands loss and protecting over the next 50 years, the fight is getting only tougher. What had been the worst-case scenario for land loss when ...

Louisiana's Plan to Punch a Hole in the Mississippi River - Motherboard
8/29/2017 10:07:56 AM
Motherboard Louisiana's Plan to Punch a Hole in the Mississippi River Motherboard The $1.3 billion Mid-Barataria diversion project is the largest of the sediment diversions outlined in the Louisiana's $50 billion 2017 Coastal Master Plan , unanimously passed by state lawmakers in June and widely supported by environmentalists ...

Groundwater News Items
Deadline nears for report on how groundwater commission is addressing threat to Baton Rouge's aquifer - The Advocate
9/19/2017 7:22:20 PM
Deadline nears for report on how groundwater commission is addressing threat to Baton Rouge's aquifer The Advocate Marcelle and the Louisiana Office of Conservation have drawn up a 27-item checklist of documents, reports and statistics they want to see in the report. Some issues are straightforward — names of board members, copies of agendas, groundwater use fees. and more »

Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris? - WIRED
9/17/2017 7:01:47 AM
WIRED Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris? WIRED Case in point: Versailles, Louisiana . After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Louisiana state environmental officials were so overwhelmed with construction debris that they opened up a new landfill next to the low-income Vietnamese community of Versailles.

Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable - New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)
9/14/2017 3:47:34 PM
Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable New Orleans CityBusiness (blog) That's what happened at tank farms in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, when numerous storage tank failures spilled millions of gallons of fuel into floodwaters. Magellan has said only that the spill was “related to flooding associated with the ... and more »

Gov. Edwards warns 'the worst is yet to come' as Harvey impacts La. - WGNO
8/28/2017 3:13:00 PM
WGNO Gov. Edwards warns 'the worst is yet to come' as Harvey impacts La . WGNO “In all likelihood, the worst is yet to come for us here in Louisiana ,” he said. An additional 10 to 15 inches of rain are expected across Southwest Louisiana through Friday, and groundwater will have nowhere to go as rivers and streams reach flood ... and more »

Surface Water Quality News Items
Troubled Water: Industrial waste pollutes America's drinking water - TCPalm
9/11/2017 5:05:08 AM
TCPalm Troubled Water : Industrial waste pollutes America's drinking water TCPalm For example, Anaconda Aluminum in Montana produced manufacturing wastes that contaminated local water sources with lead and chromium, Gulf States Utilities in Louisiana discharged toxins into marshlands polluting waters with benzene and other chemicals ...

Water Conservation News Items
A laundry awakening - Observer-Reporter
9/11/2017 8:19:42 PM
A laundry awakening Observer-Reporter I know that the poor folks in Texas, Louisiana and Florida would love to have their home standing and have water conservation being their big problem of the week. I'm honestly not complaining here. I'm just giving the backstory for my trip to the ...

UMS Client Receives Prestigious Award for AMI Implementation - PRUnderground (press release)
8/28/2017 1:10:10 PM
UMS Client Receives Prestigious Award for AMI Implementation PRUnderground (press release) The City of Franklin, Louisiana received the Basic Services award for outstanding municipal improvements and accomplishments from the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) for their “21st Century Water Meters” program. Prior to the implementation of ... and more »

Sabine River Authority not expected to open spillway at Toledo Bend Reservoir - KTBS
8/28/2017 10:21:39 AM
KTBS Sabine River Authority not expected to open spillway at Toledo Bend Reservoir KTBS The Toledo Bend Reservoir was constructed by the Sabine River Authority of Texas and the Sabine River Authority for the State of Louisiana . It is primarily for the purposes of water conservation , hydroelectric power generation, and recreation, however ...

Conservation partners see longleaf restoration work during Louisiana visit - Alexandria Town Talk
8/4/2017 3:20:17 PM
Alexandria Town Talk Conservation partners see longleaf restoration work during Louisiana visit Alexandria Town Talk FOREST HILL — A partnership created to restore a depleted longleaf pine population to 8 million acres was the focus of a morning tour during a three-day regional conference of the National Association of Conservation Districts. On Thursday, board ...

Stopping the cycle of dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond - Treehugger
7/19/2017 12:15:40 PM
Treehugger Stopping the cycle of dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond Treehugger Stretching from the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana westward to the Texas coast, the dead zone is expected to be roughly 8,185 square miles, about the size of New Jersey. (Keep in mind, that the average size of the dead zone is still quite large ... and more »

Colorado shares marijuana know-how; Louisiana official: 'We need to know what we're doing' - The Advocate
2/3/2017 8:24:55 AM
The Advocate Colorado shares marijuana know-how; Louisiana official: 'We need to know what we're doing' The Advocate "We're getting in the marijuana business in Louisiana , so we need to know what we're doing," said Brad Spicer of the state's Office of Soil & Water Conservation , where the state Legislature has authorized two universities to grow the plant for medical ... and more »

Wisconsin Farmers Talk About Water With Louisiana Fishermen - Wisconsin Public Radio News
10/14/2016 1:16:45 PM
Wisconsin Public Radio News Wisconsin Farmers Talk About Water With Louisiana Fishermen Wisconsin Public Radio News They received $20,000 to develop nutrient management plans and invest in water conservation practices. But many of the farmers in the watershed group didn't join to help fishermen in the Gulf. Stapleton said he had a simple motivation for starting to ...