About Us

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WHO WE ARE

The Gulf Coast Soil and Water Conservation District comprises all of Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes located in Southwest Louisiana. The district was formed in 1945, and its goals are to coordinate conservation activities and educational programs, and to provide technical assistance to landowners and units of government on the use of their soil, water, and related resources. The District board is composed of 5 supervisors. 

Officer Line-up for July 01, 2016 through June 30, 2017

Doug Miller – Chairman 

Cynthia LeBlanc – Vice Chairman

Louie D. Barbe III – Secretary/Treasurer 

Jim Paul Dupont – Member

William Hardman, Jr. – Member


FUNCTION

To take available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their source, and or focus coordinate them so that they may meet the needs of the local land manager with conservation of the soil, water, and related natural resources.


WE SERVE

Land users, Land owners, Consultants, Schools, Civic and Professional Organizations, and local governing bodies such as Police Juries and Drainage Districts within Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes.


WHY

The District is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana that provides aid to the Federal Government by addressing natural resource concerns at a local level.


MISSION STATEMENT

The Gulf Coast Soil and Water Conservation District provides technical assistance to District Co-operators and others through education, planning, and implementation of sound conservation practices to treat critical natural resource concerns.


CRITICAL NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES

1. Coast Habitat Degradation 2. Surface Water Quality 3. Declining Aquifer 4. Declining Timber Quality on Small Private Timberlands 5. Declining Quality of Grazing Lands


LAKE CHARLES FIELD OFFICE STAFF


Mary Guillory, Acting District Conservationist, NRCS

Meghan Moser, Soil Conservationist, NRCS

Eric Jones, Soil Conservation Technician, NRCS

Danielle Vail, Distict Office Manager, Gulf Coast SWCD

Andrea Gorum, Vegetation & WRE Technician, Gulf Coast SWCD

Dylan Trahan, Vegetation Technician, Gulf Coast SWCD

Austin Mouton, RCPP Technician, Gulf Coast SWCD/Ducks Unlimited

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