YOUR SOURCE FOR LEARNING, PLANNING AND ACTIVELY IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES NEEDED TO ADAPT TO COASTAL CHANGES
Our changing coastlines present opportunities for communities to think differently about the future. So that all residents have voices in shaping their futures, the State of Louisiana, the Foundation for Louisiana and local organizations are working with residents across our coast to prepare for a more vibrant tomorrow. Fueled by your ideas, LA SAFE is an open, inclusive way to bring everyone together to prepare for how our communities can successfully adapt to coastal challenges.
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.
|St. John the Baptist Parish||43,626|
|St. Tammany Parish||250,088|
PRINCIPLES OF THIS PROCESS
LA SAFE By the Numbers
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 strategy process for adaptation, as well as a co-design process, to strategically respond to the changing landscape.
LA SAFE Round 5 Community Meeting Overview
This video explains our fifth round of community meetings and how we are continuing to work within the six parishes to strategically prepare for the next several decades in the face of coastal erosion and land loss.
2017 Coastal Master Plan
View the CPRA's Coastal Master Plan data viewer and learn more about how coastal flood risk impacts communities today and in the future, and also about specific projects called for in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan.
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.