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2023 Coastal Master Plan

The 2023 DRAFT Coastal Master Plan builds upon previous master plan efforts and strives to ensure that the collective effects of project investments reduce storm surge-based flood risk to communities, provide habitats to support an array of commercial and recreational activities, and support infrastructure critical to the working coast. This will be achieved by harnessing natural processes, focusing protection on key assets, and adapting to changing coastal conditions.

For a version of the plan formatted to print, click here.

To view a recorded Master Plan Public Hearing presentation, click here.


Join us for a series of four public hearings where CPRA will present the 2023 DRAFT Coastal Master Plan, as well as the Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Plan, and the 2024 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan.

The meetings will be an opportunity for communities across the coast to provide feedback and a court reporter will be present to record official public comment. The 2023 DRAFT Annual Plan will also be presented.

  • There are 4 ways to submit official public comment for the 2023 DRAFT Coastal Master Plan:
      1. In-person at a public hearing
      2. Email with ‘public comment’ in the subject line
      3. Complete an online master plan public comment form here
      4. Mail comments to Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, Master Plan Public Comments, 150 Terrace Avenue, Baton Rouge LA 70802. Letters must be mailed to arrive no later than March 25, 2023.
  • All comments received through March 25, 2023, will be included in the final draft of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan.

The schedule for the public hearings is as follows:

Baton Rouge
January 31, 2023
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd

February 2, 2023
Houma Municipal Auditorium
880 Verret St

New Orleans
February 7, 2023
University Center Auditorium
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Dr

Lake Charles
February 16, 2023
Burton Coliseum Complex
7001 Gulf Hwy

All four public hearings will include an open house beginning at 3:30 p.m., followed by a presentation and public comment session from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Below is a brief summary of key upcoming activities for the 2023 Coastal Master Plan:

  • Review and consider public comments and feedback
  • Present to CPRA Board – Spring 2023
  • Submit to Legislature – Spring 2023


For questions or to provide any feedback, please fill out the contact form. Thank you for your interest in protecting and restoring our coast!