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By Garrett Ohlmeyer Staff Writer
Terrebonne Parish residents discussed with officials what they think are the most important factors to consider when coming up with a plan to deal with coastal land loss.
At a public forum Tuesday, about 100 people gathered to begin the process of setting goals and coming up with a plan for Terrebonne Parish. The plan is outlined by LA SAFE, or Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptation for Future Environments, a concept that includes Louisiana’s 50-year, $50 billion coastal master plan.
A concern brought up by a multiple people at the meeting was a change in the infrastructure over time. Because of land loss, there are fewer people working in oilfield and fewer fishermen than in the past, one person said.