Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan is the first in an ongoing series of five-year updates to the state’s 2007 Master Plan. The 2012 Coastal Master Plan is currently being developed, and a draft will be available for public review in early 2012.
BATON ROUGE, LA - January 9, 2021 - The Master Plan will recommend specific actions for saving our coast. The state and its partners must consider the many faces of Louisiana’s coastal crisis. One-size-fits-all solutions will not work for the variety of marsh, swamp, cheniers, cities, suburbs and industrial areas that are part of the coast.
The Master Plan will propose a series of projects that can reduce flooding risks and rebuild wetlands on a large scale, while also considering the diverse needs of communities.
Once it is approved by the Louisiana Legislature, the Master Plan will guide the state’s coastal investments. Some projects in the plan’s selected alternative will be ready for design and construction. If so, the state will begin those processes as quickly as possible.
The Draft 2012 Master Plan will be available for citizens to review in early January. Public meetings scheduled for late January will give members of the public a chance to speak with government representatives face to face about the plan. At these meetings, the public may also put formal comments into the public record. After the public comment period ends, the state will finalize the plan in time to submit it to the Louisiana Legislature in early April.
Early January: Draft 2012 Coastal Master Plan posted on-line, hard copies available upon request
January 23: Public meeting in New Orleans
January 24: Public meeting in Houma
January 25: Public meeting in Lake Charles
February 25: Public comment period ends
March 21: Meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to review and approve final plan
Early April: 2012 Master Plan submitted to Louisiana Legislature