- John Day Professor Emeritus of Oceanography + Coastal Sciences
Clint Willson, PhD, PE
Professor, College of Engineering
Director, LSU Center for River Studies
- Jim Wilkins Louisiana Sea Grant Legal Program
- Craig Colten
- G. Paul Kemp
PARTNERS + SPONSORS
This project depicts a new future for coastal Louisiana with a bold new set of restoration strategies that focus on activating all delta complexes, rebuilding oyster reefs, armoring the coast with tree trunks, and restructuring land use in the coastal zone. There will be inland and upward migration that is critical to reducing public risk and the misuse of limited restoration funding.
Direct + Broader Impacts:
Team members are publishing a book on this analysis. In addition to policy analysis, the book provides scientific information and imagery of the ecological, economic, and social history and future of coastal Louisiana, with detailed maps with and other visual elements. This illustrates the sobering realities of relying on to industrial methods to restore the coast, and the great potential ecological and cultural benefits if we invest in restoring natural deltaic processes.