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Federal funding bill supports Roseau cane research

April 11, 2018

Congress recently passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes funding for Roseau cane scale research.

Coastal protection guest column: Louisiana land loss a crisis; here’s what we’re doing about it

April 4, 2018

As a Grand Isle native and former businessman, I’ve witnessed our coastal devastation firsthand. I’ve seen homes flood, productive fisheries disappear, hardworking citizens forced to change careers and move away, and industries relocate. I take this personally, and for me…

Whiskey Island restoration nears completion

March 16, 2018

Construction is nearing completion of the restoration of Whiskey Island, which helps protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from storm surge. “We waited a long time for this,” Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove said today. “We still have a lot of…

Securing offshore royalties is essential to Louisiana’s coast | Steve Scalise

February 27, 2018

Opinion by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise On Aug. 29, 2005, southeast Louisiana was hit with a storm that would change the lives of Louisianians forever.

Coastal restoration project advances in Lafourche

February 27, 2018

A coastal restoration project in Lafourche Parish will advance to its construction phase next year. The announcement came after the project being awarded the money to do so earlier this month.

White House proposes keeping coastal funding in budget, after placing it on chopping block in past years

February 16, 2018

“The White House's proposed budget takes the ax to a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike in past years, federal oil money that funds Louisiana's coastal restoration efforts isn't on the chopping block.”

15 ways Louisianans helped restore the coast in 2017

February 15, 2018

This year Gov. John Bel Edwards officially declared Louisiana's continued wetland loss a state of emergency that requires immediate and urgent action. More than 2,000 square miles have disappeared since the 1930s. Without coastal restoration efforts, another 2,000 to 4,000 square miles could be lost…

Coastal projects advancing this year

January 30, 2018

Southeast Louisiana has nearly $1.2 billion in coastal restoration and protection projects that are completed or in the process of completion, including multimillion-dollar improvements for Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes this year.

Gov. Edwards applauds $2.2M coastal restoration funding to CPRA for the East Timbalier Island Project

November 16, 2017

kalb.com --  BATON ROUGE, La. (Office of the Governor) - On Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has received $2.2 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Board of Directors…

North Shore marsh restoration project 90 percent complete

November 14, 2017

Crews have nearly completed a $28 million project to restore more than 600 acres of marsh and nourish another 310 acres on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority reported. The work, south of…

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