Reshaping a Greater New Orleans

Rebuilding Our Coast


LA Office of Coastal Protection & Restoration

The State of Louisiana has initiated a series of programs to offset the catastrophic loss of coastal wetlands. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority was formed and charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive coastal restoration plan. The State Office of Coastal Activities was established to carry out CPRA policies. In addition, the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities coordinates all state agency activities that pertain to the coast of Louisiana. Visit Their Site⇒

Garret Graves, who serves as Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and is also Executive Assistant to The Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities; and R. King Milling, Chairman, Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection and Restoration, describe the programs and projects undertaken by the State to restore and rebuild the coast.




Louisiana Coastal Area Plan
Interactive Map

The Louisiana Coastal Ecosystem Restoration Program focuses on 15 near-term projects as authorized by the water resources and development act of 2007. This map of the Louisiana Coastal Area Plan (LCA) describes those projects.

Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection: Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast April, 2007 (PDF, 62.6mb)

Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast: 2012 Update (PPT, 12.3mb)

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Response to Federal Land Loss Maps (PDF, 5kb)

Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan Meetings Schedule (PDF, 507kb)


Calendar of Events

 December 2013