Image of elaborate ironwork gates at Chalmette National Cemetery

Park management includes decisions on upkeep and appropriate uses of Chalmette National Cemetery, filling in unused canals at the Barataria Preserve to create more wetlands land, and responding to natural disasters like hurricanes.

The staff, volunteers, and partners of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. They believe the first and foremost, those resources and the park itself belong to the American people.

To find out about how Jean Lafitte's six sites are managed, how management policies can affect you, and how you can share your ideas, visit

  • the public involvement page, which has links to any current public discussions. That page also has information about the Barataria Preserve canal filling project (which will fill in unused waterways to build more land) and the inclusion of Jean Lafitte in the National System of Marine Protected Areas.
  • the laws and policies page, which has a link to the current Superintendent's Orders, the important rules and regulations for every site in the park. That page also has links to information on permits for special uses, hunting and fishing regulations, firearms rules, and closed circuit TVs (security cameras) in the park.
  • the park news page, which has links to information on what's happening in the park and to reports on park responses to major events like hurricanes.

To learn about all National Park Service projects in Louisiana, from historic places to community conservation and recreation, visit the NPS Louisiana page.

For information on specific areas or problems related to park management:

Jean Lafitte is part of the National Park Service within the Department of the Interior. Today there are over 400 units in the national park system, each representing some nationally significant aspect of America's natural or cultural heritage.


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