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Title: LOUISIANA


1
LOUISIANAS (add your state and pictures here)
NATURALAND SCENIC RIVERS
Amite River
Whiskey Chitto Creek
Pushepatapa Creek
2
NATURAL AND SCENIC RIVERS(add information
regarding your states scenic river initiatives
or other initiative relavent to water issues)
  • The Louisiana Natural Scenic Rivers System is
    one of the nations largest, oldest, most
    diverse, and unique state river protection
    initiatives
  • It currently includes 52 streams, rivers, bayous,
    stream complexes and segments thereof, totaling
    over 1700 miles
  • Additions or deletions to the Scenic River System
    are made by the LA Legislature

3
NATURAL AND SCENIC RIVERS
  • Created by the Louisiana Natural and Scenic
    Rivers Act in the early 1970s
  • Outlined requirements for a river to be included
  • Established a regulatory program
  • Empowered the Secretary of the LA Department of
    Wildlife and Fisheries to administer the system
    through regulation and permits

4
ACTIVITIES REQUIRING A PERMIT
  • Bridge, pipeline, and powerline crossings
  • Bulkheads, piers, docks, and ramps
  • Waste water discharges
  • Land development adjacent to the river
  • Prospecting and mining natural resources
  • Water withdrawal for irrigation
  • Aerial application of pesticides fertilizers to
    fields adjacent to scenic streams

5
ACTIVITIES REQUIRING NOTIFICATION OF THE LA
OFFICE OF FORESTRY
  • Selective harvest in 100 foot buffer of the low
    water mark of a state scenic stream
  • Cutting trees for insect and/or disease control
  • Harvesting trees for personal use by the person
    who owns or leases the property

6
BUT - - -
  • Disposal of trees or treetops into a Scenic River
    is a violation of both the State Water Pollution
    Control Act and the Scenic Rivers Act
  • The riparian landowner is liable for a violation
    of this nature regardless of who actually placed
    the trees or tops into the stream

7
ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED BY THE STATE OF LOUISIANA
  • Channelization
  • Clearing and Snagging
  • Impoundments
  • Commercial clearcutting of timber within 100 feet
    of the low water mark

8
PENALTIES
  • Civil penalty of up to 1,000 for each violation.
    Each day on which a violation occurs shall be a
    separate offense.
  • Criminal penalties for first, second, and third
    and subsequent offenses.

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Spring Creek
10
Bayou Cocodrie
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CONTACTS
  • Keith Cascio
  • Scenic Rivers Coordinator
  • La. Dept of Wildlife Fisheries
  • 368 CenturyTel Drive
  • Monroe, LA 71203
  • Office 318-343-4045 ext. 4
  • Cascio_DK_at_wlf.state.la.us
  • (add local contact information here.)
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