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YOUR SOURCE FOR LEARNING, PLANNING AND ACTIVELY IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES NEEDED TO ADAPT TO COASTAL CHANGES

LA SAFE is a strategic movement created to confront the coastal crisis in Louisiana and provide local residents with accessible resources and information needed to properly adapt to the emerging changes. As the foundation of our state's resilience and adaptation efforts, we are working diligently, alongside residents, to challenge land loss, co-design resilience plans, grow a more scaled understanding of coastal issues and meet the needs of targeted parishes.

LAUNCH PARISHES

LA SAFE is implementing a planning process in the 6-parish area to develop a vision, including programs, projects and policy recommendations, for the next generation. The following parishes are eligible for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) resources because of remaining unmet needs from Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

GEOGRAPHY 2015 POPULATION
Jefferson Parish 436,275
Lafourche Parish 98,325
Plaquemines Parish 23,495
St. John the Baptist Parish 43,626
St. Tammany Parish 250,088
Terrebonne Parish 113,579
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2500
Homes Expected to Have 14 ft of Flood Depth in 50 Years
10240
Acres of Land Are Sinking Into the Gulf Every Year
965781
Total Residents Living in Targeted Parishes
1100000
Acres Projected to Be Lost in Less than 50 Years

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.

Economic Relief

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.

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Latest Posts

  • LA SAFE announces initial planning sessions

    Featured in The Lafourche Gazette Citizens trusted to plan for changing coastlines Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptions for Future Environments (LA SAFE) is launching a planning process to develop a common vision with coastal residents intended to guide parish-specific decision-making in coming decades relative to projected future flood risks throughout the region. The process is kicking off […]

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  • Our Views: Community plans for the coast

    Featured in The Advocate Advocate Editorial In talking about the devastating impact of coastal erosion and rising sea levels, many of us in Louisiana are so used to the big numbers — 10,000 acres falling into the Gulf of Mexico every year, billions of dollars for restoration and protection — that it is easy to […]

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Upcoming Events

    Plaquemines Parish Public Meeting

    A public meeting for the residents of Plaquemines Parish will be held at the Port Sulphur YMCA to discuss a planning process for the parish. Transportation and child care services are available upon request.
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    Terrebonne Parish Public Meeting

    A public meeting for the residents of Terrebonne Parish will be held at the Houma Civic Center to discuss a planning process for the parish. Transportation and child care services are available upon request.

    Jefferson Parish Public Meeting

    A public meeting for the residents of Jefferson Parish to discuss a planning process for the parish will be held on Wednesday, March 29th at The Alario Center. Transportation and child care services are available upon request.

    St. John the Baptist Parish Public Meeting

    A Public Meeting will be held in St. John Baptist Parish at the Community Center in LaPlace, LA. Transportation and child care services are available upon request.

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.