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Coastal officials: Despite alarming research on Louisiana coast, ‘we will never give up’

June 2, 2020, Chip Kline and Bren Hasse -- A recently released study by a respected Tulane scientist has brought coastal Louisiana and its rapidly receding coastline back into the national spotlight. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how this research aligns…

West Closure Complex

May 26, 2020

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Grand Isle

May 19, 2020

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The Brown Pelican: A True Success Story

May 13, 2020

WGNO, Rick Erbach - Today Queen Bess Island is a robust 37 acres of nesting paradise for the brown pelican. It’s the fourth largest largest pelican rookery in Louisiana. It produces 15-20 percent of the state’s nesting activity. Thousands of…

CPRA Receives $3.2 Million for Center of Excellence Grants to Support Coastal Master Plan Research

May 7, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the U.S. Treasury Department is awarding $3.2 million to Louisiana’s Center of Excellence Research Grants Program, the second installment in a RESTORE Act allocation of approximately…

Rabbit Island

May 5, 2020

Project Overview: Press Releases: 3.31.20 Rabbit Island Restoration Project to Begin in Fall of 2020; Aims to Restore 87 Acres to Island’s Footprint Links: LA TIG Project Webpage Project Factsheet Pictures: Queen Bess 2020 – LDWF Pictures and Video

Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island and Beach Nourishment

May 1, 2020

Project Overview: Press Releases: 9.13.19 Gov. Edwards, Terrebonne Officials Announce Three Barrier Island Projects 6.14.19 BOEM Press Release Links: Project Factsheet Pictures: [playlist type="video" images="false" ids="45810"] #GreatNews👏 Today we joined @LouisianaGov, @TannerDMagee, @JZeeRep and Terrebonne Parish officials to announce…

Ten years after BP Oil Spill, coastal restoration work thrives

April 21, 2020, Matt Houston - In the next four years, workers will break ground on coastal restoration projects that should produce more land than Louisiana loses to erosion for the first time since the 1930s, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says.

Critical pelican nesting ground restored, 10 years after BP oil spill

April 16, 2020, Rene Ebersole -- Louisiana has lost more than half its brown pelican colonies in the past decade. Using fines from the spill, an important island habitat gets a makeover.