Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation


As the public’s independent voice, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Pontchartrain Basin. 

Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, applied scientific research, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a non-profit organization consisting of a 14-member board of directors representing Basin parishes and regulatory agencies.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. The land use of the region is both rural and urban and is the most densely populated region in Louisiana, including metro New Orleans and the state capital, Baton Rouge. It is one of the largest estuarine systems in the Gulf of Mexico containing over 22 essential habitats. The Basin's topography ranges from rolling woodlands in the north to coastal marshes in the south, with the 630 square mile Lake Pontchartrain as its centerpiece.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6965
Metairie, LA 70009

Other Physical Address:
New Canal Lighthouse Museum & Education Center
8001 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Contact Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

2045 Lakeshore Drive
Suite 339
New Orleans, Louisiana  70122
Phone: (504) 836-2215
Fax: (504) 836-7070


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Ascension Parish, Louisiana
  • East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
  • East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
  • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
  • Livingston Parish, Louisiana
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Charles Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint James Parish, Louisiana
  • Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana
  • St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
  • Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
  • Washington Parish, Louisiana

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pdf Comprehensive Habitat Management Plan For The Lake Pontchartrain Basin