Coastal Projects

A moving target

It’s already happening. Right now. Low-lying areas along the coast are disappearing and exposing what sits behind to the Gulf of Mexico, which continues pushing further into Louisiana with each passing year. […]

Coastal Projects

Three to watch

As Louisiana’s coastline continues it’s quiet march inland, creating unprecedented challenges for communities that don’t directly neighbor the Gulf of Mexico, new advocates are cropping up. […]

Coastal Projects

Bygone barriers

It’s a rather simple matter to underestimate the worth of Louisiana’s barrier islands. When the freshwater river flow slacks off a bit and shrimp are able inch closer to the coastline, barrier islands attract anglers and guides like moths to a flame. […]

Coastal Projects

Cash for the coast

While all of the manpower and dirt-turning is located on Louisiana’s coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico, some might argue that the real grunt work of coastal restoration takes place some 1,200 miles away in Washington, D.C. — where the state expects to get the lion’s share of the $50 billion needed for its 50-year Master Plan that has been approved by the Louisiana Legislature and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. […]

Coastal Projects

Placement and time

Over the course of the 50-year Master Plan, officials say the sediment diversion projects in the document could create up to 300 square miles of new marsh at a cost of $4.1 billion, using a mix of funding ranging from federal dollars to offshore energy royalties. […]