Louisiana Trustees Approve Final Changes to Two Recreational Use Projects
The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group recently approved changes to two recreational use projects, the Point-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (Point-aux-Chenes WMA) Recreational Use Enhancement Project and the Wetlands Center Project. Both projects were originally selected in the July 2018 Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #4.
Point-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area Project
As evaluated in the Final Supplemental Envrionmental Assessment for the Point-aux-Chenes WMA Recreational Use Project (PDF, 43 pages), one component of the overall project, the boat launch for pirogues, kayaks, and other non-motorized vessels, will be moved from one location to another. The new location, on top of the Terrebonne Parish 4-3C Levee, provides access to tidally influenced brackish and intermediate marsh without requiring clearing of vegetation or causing adverse effects to sensitive habitats. No additional funds will be needed to implement this change.
This Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment was released for public comment in January 2020.
- Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Point-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area Recreational Use Enhancement Project and Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 43 pages)
Wetlands Center Project
In the Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Wetlands Center Project (PDF, 79 pages) we evaluated changes to the location of the Wetlands Center in the Town of Jean Lafitte. The project will be moved from a wetland area to another location adjacent to the town’s library, multipurpose facility, and Lafitte’s Barataria Museum. The project will provide enhanced recreational use benefits, including an observation deck.
This Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment was released for public comment in December 2019.