The Presidents’ Forum on Meeting Coastal Challenges,
an update on the LA 1 Improvements Project, information
on new coastal wetland publications and upcoming meetings.
Linking coastal recreation to coastal restoration, acquisition
of private land for public use, announcement and agenda
for socioeconomic conference on coastal resources, and
La's agricultural wetlands, WRP funding released, research
on conservation policy and easements, socioeconomics conference
announcement, wetland awards, and other information.
Summer 2003 (717KB
Amendments 1, 2, & 3 explained, comparing coastal
La to the Florida Everglades, engaging coastal landowners,
waterfowl economics, website & book reviews, and other
Review of La wetland bills, circumnavigation by kayak,
new LaDNR publications, EPA Secretary visits La, White
Lake lawsuit, wetland mitigation directory, and other
Reflections on lower Lafourche, economic damages from
Isidore and Lili, members appointed to governor's coastal
commission, description of West Bay diversion, and other
Clean Water Act implications from the Supreme Court's
SWANCC ruling and the new Clean Water Authority Restoration
Act of 2002, coastal zone map, nutria bounty, and other
A focus on Conservation and the Farm Bill. Includes an
historical review, details of major conservation programs,
and articles on the Master Farmer Program, third party
providers, and other information.
New year starts off active on the coastal front, Davis
Pond dedication, "Greening" the Corps, 3 new
wetland publications, update on Farm Bill negotiations,
new AgCenter partnerships, and other information.
Gov. Foster's declares "holy war" on coastal
land loss; overview of the Combest-Stenhlom conservation
provisions, information on upcoming Farm Bill Policy Summit,
and other information.
Provides a recap of the Louisiana Water Summit, funding
opportunities from NRCS, NOAA, and LaDNR, wetland education
opportunities, a status report on WRP, and other information.
Provides descriptive information on the "Brown Marsh
Phenomenon", an overview of the Marsh Maneuvers Program,
an update on the invasive aquatic plant Common Salvinia,
and other announcements.
Features articles on the critical habitat proposal for
the piping plover, the proposed 2000-01 waterfowl season,
and descriptions of new publications that are now available.
Includes a recap of the recent Coastal Wetland Plant Materials
Symposium, a description of NOAA's Coastal Restoration
Network, and other announcements.
Describes newly available wetland education materials,
the basics of mitigation banking, and other news.
Pesticide use report, Nationwide Permit 29 revoked, updates
on Davis Pond and WRP, Fisheries aid, exotic species website,
and other information.
Wetland delineator training and directory, FY '99 Fed
Conservation Budget, NOAA Clean Water Initiative, saltwater
and La citrus, oil spill research, and other information
Coast 2050 update, land loss projection model, wetlands=fisheries,
nutria on the menu, coastal tourism, Caernarvon update,
new BTNEP video, and other announcements.
Senator Breaux proposes Federal Wetland Act Amendments,
wetland plant workshop, natural resources and the Louisiana
economy, Isle Deniers Chain donated to the State, and
Coast 2050 update, ESOS conference, compensatory mitigation
permits, EQIP rules set, CRP acreage cap, conservation
handbook for private landowners, snow goose populations
Environmental technology expo, Section 404(a) Nationwide
Permit reauthorizations, Tulloch Rule struck down, Essential
Fish Habitat requirements, BTNEP festival, owners guide
to wetland care.
Water Resources Development Act of 1996 helps LA wetlands,
Wetland Conservation Plan public input meetings, Restore
America's Estuaries Initiative begins, CWPPRA 6th project
LaDNR wetland workshops, USDA/NRCS Plant Materials Center
field day, American Water Resources Association specialty
conference on LA waters, wetland field trip guide, and
Conservation provisions of the 1996 Farm Bill, CWPPRA
5th project list, Gov. Foster backs coastal restoration
funding, oyster lease renewals delayed by restoration
projects, hypoxia workshop, and other information.
New WRP video released, survey of coastal landowner perceptions
completed, freshwater diversions along the Miss. River,
GIS and Wetland training opportunities, and other information
CWPPRA 4th list, EPA and NOAA reverse coastal nonpoint
pollution control positions, defining wetlands, operation
"Quack-back", and other announcements.
Coastal Wetland Plant Producers Association, restored
lands to revert to state, coastal zone mitigation regulations,
Lake Pontchartrain restoration success, and other information.
La Public Broadcasting airs wetland program, new wetland-related
state laws, mitigation banking guidance, Corps certified
wetland delineator program, Trans-Texas Water Program
update, Endangered Species Act in LA and other information.
WRP and the 1995 Farm Bill, BTNEP public workshops, La
Scenic Rivers Act, private property rights legislation,
National Biological Survey & USGS-sponsored wetland
Second WRP sign-up, Gulf of Mexico Program meetings, SCS
to make wetland determinations on ag. lands, Swampbuster
and H.E.L. provisions of Farm Bill, and other information.
A blueprint for LCZ restoration, Vermilion rice industry
recognized for providing waterfowl habitat, LDWF position
on "marsh management", biotechnology used to
combat wetlands loss.
Panel develops scientific assessment of coastal wetland
loss, economic valuation of natural resources, workshop
on structural marsh, future of coastal fishing, and other
580,000 acres offered for WRP sign-ups nationwide, Bonnet
Carre Diversion Study, Mercury in LA Fish Tissues, European
Union Fur trapping issues, and other information.
New Wetland Protection Hotline, EPA to use Corps 1987
wetland delineation manual, Zebra Mussels in Miss. River,
Results of 1992, La Beach Sweep Programs, and other announcements.
New White House wetland policy announced, burning management
legislation, the Lucas Case and private property rights,
importance of barrier islands, and other information.
$1 billion proposed for coastal restoration, Corps wetland
delineator certification, EPA seeks ban on lead fishing
weights, "Wild Louisiana" stamp program, alligator
harvest report, and other info.
Non-point source pollution guidance, new coastal parish
coalition, Gulf of Mexico Program partnership developed,
La wetland protection initiatives, and other information.
Endangered Species Reform Act amendments, conservation
easements and FmHA loans, Nutria & Muskrat management
symposium, wetland and coastal resources in-service training,
and other information.