Gulf Coast SWCD
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:
Harold Aymond - Chairman 
Jim Paul Dupont - Vice Chairman 
Doug Miller - Secretary/Treasurer 
Louie Barbe, III - Member 
William Hardeman, Jr. - 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. 
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 

District Conservationist: Frank Chapman
Soil Conservationist: Trent McCoy
Soil Conservation Technician: Eric Jones

Contact Gulf Coast SWCD

Patti Busby
District Secretary
1400 Hwy 14
Lake Charles, Louisiana  70601-4896
Phone: (337) 436 5020 Ext 3
Fax: (337) 497-1195


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
  • Cameron Parish, Louisiana

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