Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Program
The Louisiana Coastal Management Program was approved by NOAA in 1980 and is administered by the Department of Natural Resources through the Office of Coastal Management. The primary authority for the coastal management program is the State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978.
The Louisiana coastal zone, which varies from 16 to 32 miles inland from the Gulf coast, is a 10 million-acre area that includes 40 percent of the nation’s coastal wetlands.
Louisiana CRS HighlightsThe 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...