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Louisiana - Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center

438 Airport Road
Galliano, LA 70354
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438 Airport Road
Galliano, LA 70354
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Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center
Serving areas in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas

Established: 1989
Size: 85.38 acres
PMC Operation: NRCS
Land Ownership: The Greater Lafourche Port Commission

Brown Pelicans nesting on and flying over a restored site on Raccoon Island, a barrier island located in Terrebonne Parish, LA

The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC) in Galliano, Louisiana provides plant solutions to address soil health, air quality, energy, wildlife habitat, erosion control and water quality pertaining to coastal wetland, coastal prairie and Chenier ridge restoration and enhancement in the service areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.  The Center supports NRCS field office activities and programs, academic institutions, private landowners and individuals, and Federal, State, Local and Tribal governments.

The Center is located within the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary, one of the largest and most productive estuarine systems in the United States.  Louisiana accounts for 90% of the nation’s annual coastal wetland loss; land loss occurs as marginal erosion and interior marsh deterioration. Wetland loss is the result of reduced sediment delivery to marshes due to navigation and flood controls on the Mississippi River, salt water intrusion into fresh and brackish coastal marshes, dredge and fill activities and natural subsidence.

Plants developed by the Center have proven effective in reducing soil erosion and promote re-establishment of native vegetation and enhance wildlife habitat.  The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center has developed 9 conservation plants for wetland ecosystem and coastal prairie restoration across the northern Gulf Coast.


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Employee Directory

USDA-NRCS, Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center Staff
Name Position Phone Number Email
Garret Thomassie
PMC Manager
Alexis Luke
Program Assistant/Webmaster