Louisiana CRS Highlights

The Louisiana Office for Coastal Management (OCM) conducted a pilot program in partnership with NOAA to incorporate CRS criteria into its coastal planning process. The project included guidance and technical assistance to increase flood resilience, improve accessibility for emergency responders, and reduce long-term maintenance costs. OCM and partners worked with St. Tammany Parish to develop a model ordinance regulating base elevation for all new subdivision roads based on historical flood information. The Parish has adopted the ordinance to guide future development. OCM also works with local regional partners to encourage more communities to join the CRS.