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The Infrastructure Opportunity Nobody Is Talking About – Yet

March 2, 2017

mississippiriverdelta.org, Steve Cochran -- In the divisive political atmosphere of 2017, there is one issue that leaders across the spectrum agree on: The immediate and compelling need to rebuild America’s worn and damaged infrastructure.

Mardi Gras Pass is building land. Here’s why it’s important.

February 24, 2017

With Mardi Gras celebrations in full swing, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation recently released a report examining two years of data collection and observations at Mardi Gras Pass – a naturally forming distributary of the Mississippi River that is building…

Union Pacific’s new tracks over Bayou Lafourche get official welcome in Donaldsonville

February 24, 2017

theadvocate.com, Ellyn Couvillion-- DONALDSONVILLE - In December, the Mississippi River began flowing into Bayou Lafourche faster than it has for the last half century, thanks in part to the $4.8 million transformation of a railroad crossing over the bayou.

LSU hosts summit on the national significance of La.’s Coastal Master Plan

February 17, 2017

Louisiana's coast is in danger and the state is taking measures to protect it.

Louisiana Establishes Natural Resource Damage Restoration Banking Regulations

February 17, 2017

New regulations have been proposed to establish procedures for the certification and operation of natural resource damage restoration banks in Louisiana.  These proposed regulations can be found in Title 43 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, Part XXXI, Chapter 1 (see…

A snapshot of coastal Louisiana’s economic importance:

February 16, 2017

Coastal Louisiana is an economic engine that feeds and fuels the nation, and its ports connect the U.S. with the world. Large-scale restoration of coastal Louisiana presents a huge opportunity to protect existing infrastructure and industry of national importance. It…

Letters: Coastal plan based on sound science

February 6, 2017

theadvocate.com, Johnny Bradberry -- Jeff Sadow, an associate political science professor in Shreveport, recently wrote a column that appeared in The Advocate stating that the latest draft of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan should be rejected by the legislature unless a…

Coastal plan could help diversify economy

February 3, 2017

houmatoday.com, Jordon Legendre -- As the public comment period continues on the state's 2017 Coastal Master Plan, local business leaders and coastal restoration activists say it presents not only an effort to save the coast but also an opportunity to…

La. Coastal Master Plan open for comment

January 31, 2017

theadvertiser.com, Claire Taylor -- Louisiana's proposed Coastal Master Plan containing $50 billion in coastal protection and wetlands restoration projects is open for public comment until March 26.

Master Plan Data Viewer updates allows for flood insight

January 30, 2017

donaldsonvillechief.com -- The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is releasing an update to the Master Plan Data Viewer, an online tool that lets residents learn more about their current and future flood risk. The viewer was created in response to…