The Coastal Master Plan sets forth an ambitious path to create a more sustainable coastal Louisiana landscape. The 2017 Coastal Master Plan will provide important information to Louisiana’s coastal citizens, allowing them to protect their families, manage businesses, and plan for the future. The 2017 Coastal Master Plan moves us towards our protection and restoration goals of reducing coastal flood risk, promoting sustainable ecosystems, providing habitats for a variety of commercial and recreational activities coast wide, strengthening communities, and supporting regionally and nationally important business and industry.
If you have any questions about the Coastal Master Plan, please email us at MasterPlan@la.gov
Watch a video to get a brief overview of the master plan. Learn why we need an integrated protection and restoration plan, how it was developed, who is involved, and recent advancements.
Videos are also available Vietnamese.
Download the Executive Summary of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The executive summary provides a high level overview of our land loss crisis, the projects selected in the plan, and the benefits for our coast.
Read a supplement that summarizes what the master plan means for the people of south Louisiana. We also discussed other challenges facing residents such as flood insurance, and how our coast affects our national economy. Taken together, the many parts of the master plan provide ideas for a better future.
What is the Coastal Master Plan? Why do we need another update? What is CPRA’s Annual Plan?
Download our Master Plan FAQs to learn more about how the plan will help coastal Louisiana.
What are nonstructural projects? How is CPRA working with other agencies who conduct flood mitigation programs? Is there funding available to build home elevation projects?
Download our Nonstructural FAQs to learn more about CPRA’s recommended nonstructural projects as part of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, as well as the Flood Risk and Resilience Program.
Learn more about what Master Plan projects are recommended in your parish.
Available for Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Vermilion Parish.