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The 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.

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Master Plan Brochure


View or Print a 2017 Coastal Master Plan brochure to share with friends or colleagues.

Versions are also available in French. Spanish. Vietnamese.


 Master Plan Executive Summary

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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.

Versions are also available in French. Spanish. Vietnamese.

People and the Landscape

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Read a supplement that summarizes what the master plan means for the people of south Louisiana. We also discuss 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.


 Master Plan Presentations

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Watch a video to learn why we need an integrated protection and restoration plan, how it was developed, and who is involved.

Videos are also available Vietnamese.


Overview Presentation

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View a slide presentation on the 2017 Coastal Master Plan including Louisiana’s national importance, our coastal crisis, how the master plan was developed, recommended projects, and what the plan delivers.



Master Plan Frequently Asked Questions

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 What is the 2017 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.


Nonstructural Frequently Asked Questions

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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.



Parish Fact Sheets

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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.