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Incorporating New Ideas and Information

To ensure the latest project ideas are included for consideration in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA conducted two public solicitation periods to provide opportunities for new projects to be proposed by individuals and organizations, including citizens, academia, parishes, elected officials, agencies, NGOs, landowners, and businesses/industries. New projects could be proposed that build and/or sustain land, provide significant flood risk reduction, address shifts in the coastal landscape, or confront future uncertainty challenges.

For the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA received 155 project ideas from 42 project sponsors. Using the screening criteria below, 52 project submissions were considered for inclusion in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. From these 52 submissions, projects were accepted in full, combined with other submittals, or modified to better reflect CPRA project types. Small-scale hydrologic restoration projects with limited scope and interior oyster reef restoration projects were excluded from the screening criteria described below because they will be part of a programmatic measure to be outlined in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan.

Each project submission received was screened using the following criteria:

    • Size Threshold
    • Geographic Area
    • Adequate Information
    • Consistency with Coastal Master Plan Objectives and Principles.
    • Duplicative Efforts

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2017 Candidate Projects Being Analyzed

2017 MP Projects All


2017 Coastal Master Plan Project Definitions

The below document summarizes the process by which CPRA developed the list of candidate projects to evaluate for consideration in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. Following development of the candidate projects list, specific project details were required to define project features affecting the landscape in the coastal system, as well as the economic analysis and prioritization of projects. This was accomplished by the development of specific attributes for each type of candidate project to provide physical and monetary parameters needed by the Integrated Compartment Model, the Coastal Louisiana Risk Assessment (CLARA) model, and the Planning Tool. This document presents the principal project attribute assumptions for each project type.

To view a DRAFT Version of Appendix A – Project Definitions, please click here.
Appendix A