State looks to help communities adapt to land loss

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By Garrett Ohlmeyer, Staff Writer

No matter what the master coastal plan is able to accomplish over the next 50 years, Louisiana is going to lose land, especially in areas closest to the coast, officials said Tuesday at a public forum in Lafourche Parish.

LA SAFE, or Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptation for Future Environments, is a policy framework that accompanies Louisiana’s $50 billion coastal master plan. The goal is to understand what the plan could accomplish and complement it by formulating a plan for how coastal parishes will adapt to the rapid land loss in the meantime.

The plan will be created after seeking input from resident of communities among six parishes to find out what they think is most important to preserve and improve.

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