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Louisiana’s story is compelling. It’s about an irreplaceable part of America’s coast that is disappearing at a catastrophic rate. If the loss is not stopped and reversed, the very industry we discuss today will be at risk, along with the economy, infrastructure, wildlife habitat, fisheries, communities and unique culture of south Louisiana.
The purpose of LEAN is to foster cooperation and communication among individuals and organizations to address the environmental problems of Louisiana. Our goal is the creation, maintenance and preservation of a cleaner and healthier environment for all the inhabitants of the state.

Alliance for Affordable Energy
The Alliance is a non-profit, public interest, membership organization dedicated to creating fair, affordable, environmentally responsible, community-based energy policies for Louisiana and the nation. Founded in 1985, today the Alliance serves Louisiana’s 1.8 million electric and gas rate payers by promoting citizen participation in the decision-making process, conducting community education campaigns on energy issues, helping citizens and businesses become more energy efficient, and working together for lower energy bills.

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
The Louisiana coast and our vast remaining wetlands can not be protected and restored without your involvement. How can you get involved?

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
The mission of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to preserve and enhance the nonrenewable natural resources of the state, consisting of land, water, oil, gas, and other minerals, through conservation, regulation, and management/exploitation, to ensure that the state of Louisiana realizes appropriate economic benefit from its asset base.

Department of Environmental Quality
Our mission: to maintain a healthful and safe environment for the people of Louisiana.

COAST 2050
COAST 2050 is a joint planning initiative among the Louisiana Wetland Conservation and Restoration Authority, the Breaux Act Task Force, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Authority. This partnership is embarking on the development of a strategic plan to protect and sustain the state's coastal resources for future generations in a manner that is consistent with the welfare of the people.

The Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Barataria-Terrebone contains some of the most diverse and fertile habitats in the world. However, no other place on Earth is disappearing as quickly as the Barataria Terrebonne estuarine system. The Barataria and Terrebonne basins span over 4.1 million acres; the system is flanked by the Mississippi River on the east and the Atchafalaya basin on the west. It extends from the towns of Morganza in the north to Grand Isle in the south. Seven priority issues affecting the Barataria-Terrebonne have been identified. Each of the priority problems impacts the next, making the resolution of each problem that much more pressing and complex.

Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion Project
Authority: The project was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1965, (PL 89-298), the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 1974 (PL 93-251), and WRDA 1986 (PL 99-622). Project Location: The project is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River near the St. Bernard, Plaquemines Parish line.

Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Structure
The Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Structure will imitate historic spring floods, providing a controlled flow of fresh water and nutrients from the Mississippi River into a target area in the Barataria Bay estuary. Located on the west bank of St. Charles Parish, two miles below Luling, Davis Pond is expected to restore former ecological conditions by combatting land loss, enhancing vegetation and improving fish and wildlife habitat.

Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS -- formerly the Soil Conservation Service) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since 1935, we have worked cooperatively with landowners, conservation districts, federal, state, and local agencies, and citizens from urban and rural communities to develop and protect the nation's soil, water and related resources.

Army Corps of Engineers
The New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains federally sponsored navigation, flood control, hurricane protection and water resources development projects in 30,000 square miles of south central and coastal Louisiana.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Urban runoff--the pollution that washes off our streets and lawns every time it rains--is the largest single source of pollution in Lake Pontchartrain. The New Orleans Youth Action Corps is working to make sure New Orleans area high school students know that.

Save Louisiana Wetlands
The Louisiana Dept of Natural Resources/Office of Coastal Restoration and Management is responsible for the construction of projects aimed at creating, protecting and restoring the state's wetlands. The majority of coastal restoration projects are funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA).

WETMAAP uses a geographic and ecosystem approach that combines National Aeronautics and SpaceAdministration (NASA) aerial photography, NASA airborne scanner imagery, USGS topographic and NationalWetland Inventory (NWI) maps, and manual and computerized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for wetland andupland habitat assessment. The WETMAAP materials offer an opportunity to explore wetland issues throughrepresentative case study sites within the United States.

Audubon in the state ofLouisiana
The Audobun chapters of Louisiana.

Louisiana's Delta Greens
All things are connected in the web of life. Awareness of the interdependence between the world and its creatures is part of theGreen philosophy. We are a part of nature--not above it--and the future of our society depends on our learning to live wisely in ourfragile home. The Green program is guided by this global vision, expressed in ten interconnected Key Values, the basis of Green politics in theUnited States.

Student Environmental Action Coalition
The objectives of SEAC are to build and encourage: 1.Appreciation of the environment; 2.Awareness of all environmental problems; 3.Formulation of creative solutions to environmental problems; 4.The belief that all individuals are personally responsible for these problems.

Energy and Environmental Education
The primary purpose of this program is to coordinate the efforts and resources of educational and community stakeholders at the regional and district levels for the purpose of facilitating and sustaining mathematics and science reform.

Louisiana Environmentalist Online
The Louisiana Environmentalist was published and distributed during the years of 1993-1996 by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to provide the public with timely information about significant environmental issues and developments. A total of 18 issues were printed. Under a contract between the LDEQ and Louisiana State University, all articles were indexed and entered into the Louisiana Energy and Environmental Resource and Information Center's (LEERIC) online catalog.

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