Who is responsible for keeping undesirable trespass activity such as ATV riders off of levee or channel easements?
The BLD does not own the property the levee or drainage channel is located on. The BLD only has a maintenance easement and can not direct who accesses the property as long as there are no damages being made to the levee or channel easement. However, Louisiana R.S. 38:213 does specifically prohibit riding or hauling on levees except where, in the judgment of the levee district, it will not damage the levee. Property owners should contact law enforcement authorities to have undesirable trespass activity ceased.