The field services section is responsible for all biological field investigations and enforcement monitoring activities within the LA Coastal Zone to ensure and maintain compliance with the LA State and Local Coastal Resources Act 361. Investigations/ assessments are performed to evaluate and document any possible direct and significant impacts to coastal waters and provide alternatives for avoidance with minimization of impacts to wetland and coastal resources associated with activities within the coastal zone.

Surveillance activities are performed to document potential permitted or unpermitted violations of the LCRP within the coastal zone. Biological assessments are performed to document any proposed permits for authorization as well as monitoring mitigation and completed activities for compliance with permit conditions.

Applying for a Coastal Use Permit

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Coastal Parish

Field Biologist Address

Phone and Fax

Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, 

& St. Bernard

Samuel Welty CERM Building, Suite 309
2045 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
P: (504) 280-4064 
St. Charles & Lafourche Kirk Kilgen 2124 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, LA 70363

P: (985) 857-3627

Assumption & Terrebonne Rod Pierce 2124 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, LA 70363

P: (985) 857-3664

Iberia, St. Mary, Vermilion, &

St. Martin

Hannah Pitts

NOAA Estuarine Habitats & Coastal Fisheries Center
646 Cajundome Boulevard, Rm 175
Lafayette, LA 70506

P: (337) 262-5656

F: (337)262-1690

Cameron & Calcasieu Quintin Waguespack

1301 Gadwall Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615

 P: (337)491-2525

F: (337)491-2526

Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. James,

St. John the Baptist, & St. Tammany

Craig LeBlanc 617 North Third Street
LaSalle Building
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

P: (225) 342-7930

F: (225)342-9439