Atchafalaya Basin Program
In 1998 the Governor signed legislation creating the Atchafalaya Basin Program within the Department of Natural Resources. Eight state agencies, five federal agencies and a handful of environmental groups combined forces in a unique undertaking to maintain the Atchafalaya Basin as the asset it is to Louisiana. Their mission is to "...conserve, restore, and enhance (where possible) the natural habitat and give all people the opportunity to enjoy the Atchafalaya Experience."