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Copies of these issues are available by mail from the Louisiana Sea Grant Communications Office, 101 Sea Grant Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, 225-578-6448 or by contacting Roy Kron.

Coastal Clips

Summer 2014
  • Coastal Clips: Summer2014Shining a Light on Misconceptions about Climate Change
  • Four to Join Coastal Science Assistantship Program
  • UROP Research Projects Announced
  • Diver Safety Efforts Recognized
  • Stepping up Collaborative Efforts with a Sea Grant “Exchange Program”
  • Meetings, Seminars Aim to Assist Louisiana Fishermen
  • Extension Exchange Offers Insights into Storm Recovery
  • Sea Grant Holds Crab Workshop at Entrepreneurship Center at Nunez
  • Louisiana Sea Grant Adds Three New Faces
  • Download: CC_No33_Summer14.pdf (1.85MB PDF)

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Local CZM Capacity Pre and Post Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike:
A Comparison Study

The hurricane events that continue since 2005 bring into critical focus the need to assess how best to provide the necessary tools to build knowledge and local capacities to manage the needs of present and future coastal Louisiana challenges. In this study, capacity is defined as agreement with regulator ideology that undergirds policy and regulation promulgated by Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Designed as a natural experiment, this study is a follow-up to a pre-Hurricane Katrina study of the effectiveness of Louisiana’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) in building local coastal zone management capacity in local decision-makers (Norris-Raynbird, 2006). Using personal interview and mail-out survey methods, it compares post event data (2011) with the preevent data (2005).

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Recreational Fishing and Boating Opportunities

In recent years, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike caused significant damage in many southern Louisiana communities. Along with this damage came initial and long-term economic loss. One approach to spur economic development in these areas is to provide sites and facilities which provide access to the communities’ diverse and beautiful natural environments. Through Louisiana State University’s AgCenter, area agricultural agents contacted the university’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture to request the production of several pilot project designs for recreational fishing and boating access. These designs provide examples of how, with a limited budget, a community can provide tourists and residents with access to local water­ways and coastal environments. With a focus on recreational boating and fishing access, the designs aim to draw tourists to the communities, along with money to the local economies. The designs are to serve as demonstrations; they are not for construction purposes.

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Flood Mitigation Planning: Bayou des Allemands

During tropical storm events in the region, Des Allemands and adjacent St. Charles Parish are subject to flooding. The parish department of public works erects temporary protection, however there is the need for a long-term, more permanent solution. Several ideas have been suggested and evaluated by the parish, all costly and beyond its financial means. Additionally, the US Army Corps of Engineers is considering a regional solution. However, construction is projected sometime in the future. So the parish is considering the feasibility of an effective, short-term solution. Several alternatives have been proposed and evaluated, and the following publication summarize the various alternative flood mitigation measures and recommends a course of action.

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Bayou Bienvenue Central Wetland Unit:
Wetland Restoration and Hazard Mitigation Proposal for Creating a Sustainable and Disaster Resilient Environment

Photo: Bayou Bienvenue Central Wetland Unit Reconstruction of the St. Bernard Parish cypress swamp and marshes is among the most effective approaches to mitigating seasonal storms while insuring the integrity of existing storm protection infrastructure, such as levees. This report provides the back­ground, rationale and process for rebuilding the marsh and swamp habitats within the Bayou Bienvenue Central Wetlands Area.

Download: BayouBienvenueCentralWetlandUnit.pdf (23.78MB PDF)

Navigating the Federal Emergency Management Agency – Fact Sheets

Photo: FEMA Fact SheetsThe Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program has developed a series of information sheets and narrated presentations to help those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita navigate Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs and related legal issues during the ongoing rebuilding process. The information sheets and presentations answer questions about the National Flood Insurance Program, flood elevations, rebuilding after a flood and other reconstruction matters.

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Jefferson Parish Lakefront Restoration

Photo: Jefferson Parish Lakefront RestorationHurricane Katrina made landfall in late August 2005 followed four weeks later by Hurricane Rita. Flood and wind damage occurred along much of the Gulf of Mexico coast, including southern Louisiana. This report, developed by Louisiana State University senior landscape architecture students working with the East Jefferson Parish Levee Board, contains proposals for providing storm protection along Lake Pontchartrain by rebuilding wetlands and coastal marsh where both existed prior to urban development in the Bucktown and surrounding neighborhoods.

Download: JeffersonRestoration.pdf (14.24MB PDF)

New Orleans Community Rebuilding & Hazard Mitigation

Photo: New Orleans Community Rebuilding & Hazard MitigationFollowing Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, faculty and senior landscape architecture students at Louisiana State University decided to research and cultivate appropriate strategies for rebuilding New Orleans, with an emphasis on developing non-structural and land use plans. Each student selected an area or neighborhood in the New Orleans area to focus on in greater depth. The following document contains a summary of the work accomplished by the students.

Download: NewOrleans_Rebuild.pdf (49.42MB PDF)

A Town Too Smart to Die
Louisiana Sea Grant Assists Delcambre, La., During Hurricane Recovery

Photo: A Town Too Smart to Die: Louisiana Sea Grant Assists Delcambre, La., During Hurricane RecoveryIn September 2005, Hurricane Rita pushed a 10-foot storm surge into the town of Delcambre and across surrounding agricultural fields. The surge flooded all but 25 of the 903 structures in the town’s corporate limits. With the assistance of Louisiana Sea Grant, a recovery steering committee composed of community members drafted a business plan to revitalize the local economy by filling a niche for a working waterfront that will support the fishing industry between Intracoastal City and Morgan City. The following report outlines the committee’s objectives as well as obstacles which need to be overcome.

Download: Delcambre.pdf (5.04MB PDF)

Socioeconomic Study of the Recreational For-Hire Fishing Industry in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico - Final Report, April 2012 (1573KB PDF)

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