The Terrebonne Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project originated as the Bayou Terrebonne Ridge Restoration project in Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. Similar to the other projects in the plan, its four-increment design is driven by the recognition that isolated project investments often provide little benefit beyond their immediate footprint, but the scale of Louisiana’s coastal challenges demands more.
As the first of four integrated investments in the Terrebonne Basin, the Bayou Terrebonne Increment of the Terrebonne Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project is designed to combat land loss and restore habitat in an area damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The engineering and design of the project, which includes ridge and marsh creation components, have been funded through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment process. Learn more at https://la-dwh.com/.
Upcoming Event: Virtual Meeting for Bush Canal Area Property Owners and Residents
On December 10, 2020, the Bayou Terrebonne project team will host a virtual meeting for people who own or rent property alongside Bayou Terrebonne in the 1.5 miles immediately north and south of Bush Canal. During this meeting, the project team will ask for area-specific feedback on ridge protection strategies, the planned placement of the ridge, and the location of breaks in the ridge.
Do you live in the northernmost section of the project area?
Download a Summary of Bayou Terrebonne Increment: Project Fact Sheet
Between June 24 and August 18, 2020, the project team collected public feedback on the Bayou Terrebonne Increment’s preliminary design through an online meeting. Although the comment period for the meeting has closed, you can still view the information by clicking Read More > in the window below.
We appreciate your interest in this project, and we invite you to stay engaged as the design progresses. Please visit later this year for updates on the final design of the project.