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Louisiana's Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) Cutting Edge Projects, Implementation Challenges and Successes

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Abstract:

Louisiana's Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) provides approximately 500M to coastal Louisiana to implement over 100 coastal restoration and infrastructure projects. This funding alone more than doubles the historical annual expenditures of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration and requires project implementation rates to double or triple. This paper covers CIAP background and implementation, program management, and highlights cutting edge projects.

Keywords: Coastal; Ecosystem; Louisiana; Program Management; Restoration; Wetlands

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864710798182664

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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