Reasons We Must Adapt
Massive Land Loss
Nearly 2,000 square miles of our coastal landscape have disappeared into the gulf over the last 80 years. As we face extreme rates of land loss, local residents must begin working towards addressing all challenges and developing solutions to respond.
Residents who lack the resources to quickly adapt to growing coastal challenges will endure the pressures of mitigating, adapting and finding migration options. To ensure they have economic relief, we must begin making preparation tools accessible.
The Planning Process
The challenge is greater than only coastal restoration. We cannot build land faster than we are losing it. This means we must begin creating a plan process for adaptation, as well as a co-design process, to strategically respond to the changing landscape.
Small group meetings next step towards development of coastal community adaptation plans LA SAFE — Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments — announced today the dates and locations for a series of community meetings in six coastal parishes beginning May 30 through June 8. To gather resident input, an online engagement activity has also been […]
Featured in nola.com By Mark Schleifstein The 2017 update of Louisiana’s $50 billion, 50-year master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane flood protection will be the subject of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Louisiana Public Square show on Wednesday (April 26). The 7 p.m. program is carried on WLAE television and WWNO radio in the New Orleans area. It also will be […]
Featured in Restore the Mississippi River Delta’s Delta Dispatches By Jacques P. Hebert, Communications Director, Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, National Audubon Society What happens when a Theriot and an Hebert walk into a radio station? You’re about to find out! Starting today, Thursday March 2, Restore or Retreat Executive Director Simone Theriot Maloz […]
Featured in the Louisiana Record By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro NEW ORLEANS — The cities of Walker and Denham Springs filed a lawsuit against the state and its contractors — similar to the one filed in March by Tangipahoa Parish resident Levi Robertson — alleging that an Interstate 12 concrete barrier acted as a flood wall and was […]
Be a Part of the Process
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas. Join us in creating a better future environment by getting involved. We welcome those who would like to participate in the Lead the Coast program, volunteer for an event, lead a table discussion or host a community event.