Origin of the Annual Plan
In 2007, in response to Act 8’s directive, the State released Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection: Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast (2007 Master Plan). The 2007 Master Plan established four planning objectives as benchmarks for implementing coastal protection and restoration projects and identified large-scale measures needed to achieve a sustainable coast. The 2007 Master Plan was passed unanimously in the Louisiana Legislature and its primacy was subsequently reaffirmed by Gov. Bobby Jindal in Executive Order BJ2008-7, which directed all State agencies to administer their activities, to the maximum extent possible, in accordance with the Master Plan’s recommendations.
Although the 2007 Master Plan broke new ground by identifying a strategy for achieving a sustainable coast, it was not intended to address the numerous complex issues that coastal Louisiana faces. To accommodate the dynamic nature of coastal processes, Act 8 specifies that the Master Plan is a living document that will be updated approximately every five years. These updates will incorporate new data and planning tools as they become available. To comply with the man- date set forth in Act 8, the first update of the Master Plan must be submitted to the Louisiana Legislature in March 2012.
Act 523 of the 2009 Regular Legislative Session directed the CPRA to produce an Annual Plan each year that inventories integrated coastal protection projects, presents implementation schedules for these projects, and identifies funding schedules and budgets.*
Evolution of the Annual Plan
Additionally, the FY 2013 Annual Plan builds on the process first begun in the FY 2010 plan and provides an expanded discussion of CPRA’s progress in protecting and restoring the coast. Section Two provides a summary of the challenges encountered during FY 2012; Section Three outlines an implementation plan for FY 2013; Section Four gives fiscal projections for FY 2013 to 2015; Section Five previews the new Coastal Master Plan; and the Appendices provide detailed information on CPRA projects, programs and initiatives.
The Annual Plan for Coastal Protection and Restoration describes projects and actions that will be undertaken by the state and its partners each fiscal year. The annual plan also forecasts project priorities and budgets up to three years into the future. Finally, the annual plan describes both the progress we have made and the challenges we have encountered in seeking to implement the guidance offered in the coastal master plan. In all of these ways, the annual plan describes the year to year implementation of the master plan. Because the master plan presents large scale, coast-wide priorities and is only updated every five years, the detailed coverage of projects in the annual plan provides important information about what coastal residents can expect.
For more information about Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan, please visit www.coastalmasterplan.la.gov.
Public Meetings & Transcripts
Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Plan: Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana
Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Plan: Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana: Mandeville Public Meeting
- Mandeville Meeting Transcript
Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Plan: Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana: Houma Public Meeting
- Houma Meeting Transcript
Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Plan: Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana: Lake Charles Public Meeting
- Lake Charles Meeting Transcript
*Combined Comments: From the above meetings*
The Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Plan is available for viewing by clicking the following links. The plan will be submitted to the Louisiana Legislature for consideration in April 2010. Please note, the document is a large file and may take several minutes to download.
Chalmette February 8, 2010 Power Point Presentation
Houma February 9, 2010 Power Point Presentation
Lake Charles February 10, 2010 Power Point Presentation
Technical Briefings on Prioritization Tool
As part of the development of the Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Plan, the CPRA Implementation planning consulting team developed a new planning framework to guide the selection and implementation of ecosystem restoration and hurricane protection projects in support of Louisiana's 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast.
The Louisiana CPRA Implementation Division conducted three technical briefings April 27-28 to discuss the Prioritization Tool for Ecosystem Restoration Hurricane Protection Projects: Proof of Concept.
The meetings were held on the following dates and at the following locations:
• Tuesday, April 27, 2010: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Lindy Boggs International Conference Center, University of New Orleans.
• Wednesday, April 28, 2010: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Woods Auditorium, School of Coast & Environment, Louisiana State University.
• Wednesday, April 28, 2010: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Hamilton Hall, University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Presentation from the April 27-28 meetings
Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Plan