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Based on years of coastal research and on lessons learned after the hurricanes of 2005, this Master Plan represents a bold vision for the complete integration of coastal protection and restoration.
The 2012 Master Plan is focused on both previous and new considerations in the 2007 Master Plan and has developed an efficient, new approach for considering the future of Louisiana's coast.
Click on the link above to view information on the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) and who's involved.
The Annual Plan will outline a specific list of projects that will be the priority for the CPRA to develop or begin implementing and constructing during the upcoming fiscal year including the approximate costs for each project.
The Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) was established by Section 384 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to help producing states and their coastal political subdivisions to mitigate impacts from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas production.
Approximately $16M of the CIAP funds allocated to the state of Louisiana are being used to develop and implement a Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) to conserve critical coastal forest habitat for storm damage reduction and the protection and restoration of rare, declining, or ecologically significant habitats.
Includes the latest data and information concerning Louisiana Wetlands Special Projects. Click on the link above to learn more
CRMS (Coastwide Reference Monitoring System) is a multiple reference approach that uses aspects of hydrogeomorphic functional assessments and probabilistic sampling. This approach includes a suite of sites that encompass the range of ecological conditions for each stratum, with projects placed on a continuum of conditions found for that stratum.
Included here are several charts detailing and simplifying the Organizational Structure of the Coastal Protection and Resoratioin Authority of Louisiana.
In 1990, Louisiana Senators J. Bennett Johnston and John Breaux presented their case to help save the vanishing wetlands by successfully persuading Congress to enact the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA). Often referred to as simply “The Breaux Act,” CWPPRA was the first federally mandated restoration effort to take place along Louisiana’s coast and the first program to provide a stable source of federal funds dedicated specifically to coastal restoration.
Click on this link to perform a content management search for documents and data pertaining to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority(CPRA). This search engine is utilized through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website.
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has established an 11-member technical review panel that will evaluate and make recommendations concerning the Donaldsonville-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System currently being examined by state, federal and local flood protection officials.
Click on the link above for an interactive projection of Louisiana's coast, 1932 - 2100
Click on this link to open a printable PDF file of the Louisiana Coastal Facts Sheet, which is updated often to include new information.
Click on the link above to view project maps and other imagery from USGS and more
Hydrographic, accretion, herbaceous marsh vegetation, soil properties, and surface elevation data collected by the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration are now available on-line. All downloaded files will be in zipped, comma-delimited format with headers that describe the data.
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (LACPRA) is the sponsor of Morganza to the Gulf's detailed design and construction. The project will protect over 150,000 people and 130 square miles of saline and fresh marshes, farmlands, heavy and light industry, residential, and other developed areas. It will also protect development and the remaining fragile marsh from hurricane storm surge.
Click on the link above to view agendas from previous meetings as well as PowerPoint presentations
Quarterly reports on CPRA projects In Design; In Construction; In Planning; In Operation, Monitoring and Maintenance; and projects to be released for bid in the next six months.
Click on the link above to view commissions and resolutions put forth by the CPRA.
Click on the link above to learn more about the Restoration Program, including reasons for action and what steps are being taken to prevent further land loss in coastal Louisiana.
Click on the link above to view pictures and information concerning the different uses and abilities of particular restoration project types
The purpose of the three Regional Stakeholder Workgroups (RSW) is to provide guidance and input for the development of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CPRA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Annual Plan, future annual plans, and the 2012 Master Plan update, as well as other future OCPR planning efforts.
During 2007, the Louisiana State Legislature passed Act 203, which proposed to dedicate budget surplus monies from fiscal year 2006-07 to coastal restoration and protection. In 2008 Hurricane protection was included.
Click on the link above to peruse and watch video interviews by date.