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, 2019 through June 30, 2020
Doug Miller – Chairman
Bradley Pousson – Vice Chairman
Louie D. Barbe III – Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Paul Dupont – Member
Bruce Watts – Member
Dezere Richard – Associate Member
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.
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.
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.
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 DISTRICT STAFF
Danielle Vail, District Office Manager, Gulf Coast SWCD
Stacy Jefferson, Vegetation Technician, Gulf Coast SWCD
Michael Perry, Vegetation Technician, Gulf Coast SWCD
Gabriel Ratcliff, NACD Technician, Gulf Coast SWCD
Gunner Palmer, Feral Swine Technician, Gulf Coast SWCD
LAKE CHARLES NRCS STAFF
Andrea Bridgewater-Fair, Supervisory District Conservationist for LARU II (Crowley, Jennings,& Lake Charles FOs), NRCS
Macandol “Mac” Parker, Lead Planner, NRCS
Brandon Myers, Soil Conservationist, NRCS
Mark Norman, Soil Conservation Technician, NRCS