CPRA Developing the 2023 Coastal Master Plan

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting new project ideas for the development of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan.

Predictions in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan of future coastal land loss and storm surge-based flood risk, even with plan implementation, demonstrate that isolated project investments often provide minimal benefits beyond their immediate footprint or local area.

Future predictions show the scale of the challenge facing coastal Louisiana and reinforce the need for the master plan process to focus on investments with beneficial effects at the sub-basin to regional scale.

CPRA will accept proposals for new projects to be included in the 2023 Coastal Master Plan that meet this challenge.

New projects can be proposed by any source, including academia, parishes, elected officials, agencies, NGOs, landowners, business/industry, and the general public.

Emphasis should be on projects that continue to provide benefit in the face of sea level rise and subsidence without continued maintenance, those that make a contribution to maintaining estuarine gradients in future decades, and those that provide storm surge-based risk reduction at the community or regional scale.

The deadline for sending proposals is February 14, 2020.

 

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