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.

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Coastal Parish

Field Biologist Address


Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany

Samuel Welty CERM Building, Suite 357
2045 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 283-9940 
Plaquemines, St. Charles and Jefferson Madelyn Busch CERM Building, Suite 357
2045 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122

(504) 283-9942

Terrebonne and Lafourche Rod Pierce 2124 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, LA 70363

(985) 857-3664

Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion

Hannah Gage

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

(337) 262-5656

Cameron and Calcasieu Sarah Droddy

1301 Gadwall Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615


Ascension, Livingston, St. John, St. James, Assumption, and Tangipahoa

Joey Heintz 617 North Third Street
LaSalle Building
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

(225) 342-7930