Department of Natural Resources
Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program


DNR Atchafalaya Basin Program announces new primitive camp sites and photo contest


 Progress Photos at the Bayou Sorrell Boat Launch

Wisconsin State Journal: On Wisconsin: Little paddling experience but plenty of heart
The Nature Conservancy Scientist, Bryan Piazza, Evaluates State of Atchafalaya River Basin in his new book The Atchafalaya River Basin History and Ecology of an American Wetland. The comprehensive, one-volume reference documents the ecological state of the basin, provides research for future planning, and identifies urgent but unexplored scientific questions in need of answers. Contact or Texas A&M University Press for more information.
The Daily Iberian: Lost days costing crawfish season at peak
Teche Today: Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré recruits St. Martin fishermen
St. Mary Now: Boy Scouts helping promote Atchafalaya Basin
LA Sportsman: LDWF's aerial control program nets 54 hogs at Sherburne and Pearl River WMAs
Teche Today: Acadians Land in St. Martinville - Again!
The Daily Iberian: Lost days costing crawfish season at peak
 Save the Date

2014 ProBass Challenge March 21st - 23rd

Sierra Club Delta Chapter retreat at Cypremort Point State Park, March 21 - 23, 2014
TOT paddlers needed to help clean Bayou Teche March 22
Canoe, kayak instructor course available March 22-23
Bushman Craft in St. Martinville, LA on March 22

Longfellow-Evangeline Sauce Piquante Cook-Off, St. Martinville on March 8th

Prehistoric Mound Tour in Marksville, LA. For more information call 888.253.8954 or 318.253.8954
Friends of Atchafalaya (FOA) Board meeting is planned for 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 25 at the LA Wildlife Federation Office. Contact FOA at
Atchafalaya Trace Commission will meet Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Capitol Park Welcome Center
Top of the Teche is set for April 5th 
Louisiana wooden boat show coming April 11-13

Send in your Basin Pics!

Let us know if you have an upcoming event to promote the Basin!

Checking the water:
The information below is obtained from the USGS and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and has been compiled by DNR into this format to allow a quick look at information pertinent to the Atchafalaya Basin. Click here for current weather conditions and water levels.  


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