Posts Tagged ‘Reference’

Basin Information Sheets

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

These two downloadable PDF documents were prepared as handouts for 2014 LA Earth Day and are free to reproduce for distribution to anyone interested in the Atchafalaya Basin.



This map of the state shows the relationships among the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, the Atchafalaya Basin Floodways, and the Atchafalaya Basin Program purview.






This information sheet provides a reading list for anyone interested in the natural and cultural history of the Lower Mississippi River, the Atchafalaya River, the historical Atchafalaya Basin, and the Atchafalaya Basin Floodways. It also lists internet addresses for many Federal, State and local governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations operating in the Atchafalaya Basin area.



Basin Background Info

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Background and observations on the Atchafalaya Basin Program

[Ed. Note: This document was prepared by documentarian Charles Caillouet, a former contractor to the Atchafalaya Basin Program, a founder of the Friends of the Atchafalaya, and a current member of the Atchafalaya Trace Commission. It represents the views of the author and some FOA members but may include opinions that are not in agreement with other members of the FOA. It does not necessarily represent the opinions of the Staff or other members of the Trace Commission. Please gather perspectives from other observers and develop your own opinions.]  (more…)

NARRP Conference Presentation

Monday, April 16th, 2012

PDF notes for the presentation made by Charles Caillouet to the National Association of Recreation Resource Planners is now available. Send me an email to foa at basinbuddies dot org.

It is titled Beauty, Violence, Turmoil, and Recovery: Life in a Great Swamp and addresses the history of the Basin, the working of the Floodways, other challenges to the Basin and the flood of 2011.

The file size is about 10 MB.


Atchafalaya Basin Maps

Friday, July 30th, 2010

We often get requests for maps of the Atchafalaya Basin. This post contains links to several useful sites where one can order or download maps of the area. Keep in mind that each organization listed here has a different definition of the Atchafalaya Basin, based on their perspective and/or their official mandates.


Revisiting the “Water in the Basin” Report

Monday, November 17th, 2008

In August, 2002, the Atchafalaya Basin Program submitted a report to then-Governor Mike Foster, containing recommendations for the control of water flow through the Basin. The report was the culmination of a long process of investigation, public input, discussion and review by a committee, simply named the “Water in the Basin” Committee. (more…)