In 2012, the State of Louisiana released Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast commonly referred to as the Coastal Master Plan. According to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the plan is intended to focus efforts and guide actions needed to sustain our coastal ecosystem, safeguard coastal populations, and project vital economic and cultural resources. In order to react to the changes that continue to occur in our coastal zone, the plan is reevaluated every 5 years.
CPRA is now accepting project proposals to be included in the 2017 version of the Coastal Master Plan. New projects can be proposed by CPRA or any external source including parishes, non-governmental agencies, business/industry and the general public.
DDG has assisted several entities and has prepared and submitted project fact sheets for St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes. The submitted projects include shoreline protection, marsh creation, hydrologic restoration and non-structural protection projects.