Coastal land loss rates in Louisiana are higher than anywhere else on earth. The impacts to fish and wildlife utilizing coastal wetland habitats in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary are considerable. The BTNEP Coastal Vegetation Research & Restoration Program addresses the impacts to coastal wetland habitats by fostering partnerships with other agencies and organizations to implement projects that restore natural landscape features that are vegetated with native species.

“BTEF helps recruit local and visiting volunteers to get involved in restoration and preservation efforts hosted by BTNEP.”

Known for their abundance of biological diversity and economical resources, estuaries are some of the most important land masses in existence. The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary is one of the largest estuaries in the world, spanning over 4 million acres between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers in south Louisiana.