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Herbivory Damage and Harvest Maps
In 1998, the first coastwide nutria harvest survey was flown, as part of the Nutria Harvest and Wetland Demonstration Program.  A total of 23,960 acres of damaged wetlands were located at 170 sites along the survey transects.  In 1999, the damage increased to 27,356 acres located at 150 sites.  A slight decrease was shown in 2000 with 25,939 acres located at 132 sites.  In 2001 the damage decreased to 22,139 acres located at 124 sites.  Again, in 2002 the number of damaged acres decreased, but only slightly to 21,185 acres located at 94 sites.  Since the development of the Coastwide Nutria Control Program in 2002-2003, nutria damage along coastal Louisiana has been reduced from 82,080ac to 5,866ac.

Season 

Nutria Harvest 

Total Incentives Paid 

Estimated Damaged Acres 

 Number of Damage Sites

2002-2003

308,160

$1,232,640 

82,080

84

2003-2004

332,596 

$1,330,384 

63,398

69

2004-2005 

297,535 

$1,190,140 

53,475

49

2005-2006 

168,843 

$844,215 

55,755

31

2006-2007 

375,683 

$1,878,415 

34,665

23

2007-2008 

308,212 

$1,541,060 

23,141

23

2008-2009 

334,038 

$1,670,190 

20,333

19

2009-2010 

445,936 

$2,229,815 

8,475

11

2010-2011 

338,512 

$1,692,560 

6,296

11

2011-2012 

354,354 

$1,771,770 

4,233

11

2012-2013 

388,160 

$1,940,800 

4,624

12

2013-2014 

388,264 

$1,941,320 

4,181

11

2014-2015 

341,708

$1,708,540 

6,008

11

2015-2016 

349,235 

$1,746,175 

6,496

11 

2016-2017

216,052 

$1,080,260 

5,866

16 

 

2016-2017 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage 

 

2016-2017 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2015-2016 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2015-2016 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

 

2014-2015 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2014-2015 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2013-2014 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage 

2013-2014 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2012-2013 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2012-2013 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

 

 

2011-2012 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2011-2012 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2010-2011 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2010-2011 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2009-2010 CNCP Southeastern* Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

 

*There were no damage sites reported in Southwest Louisiana during the 2010 survey

2008-2009 CNCP Southeastern* Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

 08-09 cncp veg survey map - thumbnail

*There were no damage sites reported in Southwest Louisiana during the 2009 survey

2007-2008 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2007-2008 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage 

2006-2007 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2006-2007 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2005-2006 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2005-2006 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2004-2005 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2004-2005 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2003-2004 CNCP Southwestern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

2003-2004 CNCP Southeastern Louisiana Harvest and Herbivory Damage

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