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Title: Nomination of Bear Bayou, Bayou Chevreu, Big Bayou Jessie, Bayou Grosbeak, Bayou Cocodrie, and Bayou Cane within the Lower Atchafalaya Basin for Designation under the Louisiana Scenic River Act
Resolution #: 14C, 2007
Date Proposed: 3/4/2007
WHEREAS, Louisiana has the largest scenic streams system in the nation including 62 streams or stream segments throughout the state, and

WHEREAS, despite the extraordinary scenic quality of many bayous in the Atchafalaya Basin and their eligibility to be designated under the Louisiana Scenic Rivers Act for special protection within the State Natural and Scenic Rivers System, none have been so designated, and

WHEREAS, with the recent designation of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and ongoing efforts through the state’s Atchafalaya Basin Program to enhance water quality and recreational opportunities in the AB, it would be appropriate to include the most outstanding scenic waterways in the Atchafalaya Basin under the protection of the state’s Natural and Scenic Rivers System, and

WHEREAS, south of Little Bayou Sorrel in St. Martin Parish, Bear Bayou, Bayou Chevreu, Bayou Cane, Bayou Cocodrie, Bayou Grosbeak and Big Bayou Jessie, lined by large baldcypress trees, flow into Flat Lake, and

WHEREAS, these bayous comprise one of the most pristine areas in the Atchafalaya Basin and are particularly suitable for nomination for the state Natural and Scenic Rivers System.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Louisiana Wildlife Federation supports the nomination of Bear Bayou, Bayou Chevreu, Bayou Cane, Bayou Cocodrie, Bayou Grosbeak and Big Bayou Jessie within the Lower Atchafalaya Basin Floodway in St. Martin Parish for inclusion in the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System.


Adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation in convention assembled, 4 March 2007, in Gonzales, Louisiana.

Submitted By: East Ascension Sportsman's League & co-sponsor Rapides Wildlife Association
LWF Committee: Habitat Conservation and Management


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