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Coastal Restoration

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Coastal Restoration and Preservation is to provide aggressive leadership, direction and consonance in the development and implementation of policies, plans and programs which encourage multiple uses of the coastal zone and achieve a proper balance between development and conservation, restoration, creation and nourishment of Coastal Resources in Terrebonne Parish for the enjoyment and long-term benefit of our residents.

Our Responsibilities and Services

This office has a similar focus at the Parish level as the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities does at the State level. This office handles the coordination of Terrebonne Parish's interaction with the following:

  • Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act Task Force (CWPPRA)
  • Louisiana Costal Area (LCA) Study
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration

This office also coordinates efforts to educate the general public on the value of renewable coastal resources and ways to avoid or remedy conflicts between user groups.

The Coastal Zone Management Program (CZM) is funded through the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Coastal Use Permits, MS4 activities and seismic permits are administered by this department.

Our Staff

Mart Black, FAICP, Director (985) 873-6889
Vicki Summers, Executive Secretary (985) 873-6889