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A division of the Louisiana Governor’s Office, the CPRA is the single state entity with authority to articulate a clear statement of priorities and to focus development and implementation efforts to achieve comprehensive coastal protection for Louisiana. CPRA works closely with other entities on coastal issues, including the state legislature; the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation; the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA); and the LRA's Louisiana Speaks regional planning process.

CPRA's mandate is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal protection and restoration Master Plan. By working with federal, state and local governments and levee districts, CPRA works to establish a safe and sustainable coast to protect our communities, the nation's critical energy infrastructure and our bountiful natural resources for generations to come.


CRCL is Louisiana’s longest-standing, statewide organization dedicated to coastal restoration, and is made up of thousands of people with many points of view, including business leaders, scientists, boaters, land owners, fishermen, sportsmen, and volunteers. For the past 25 years, CRCL has united various stakeholders under the common mission of protecting and restoring a sustainable coastal Louisiana. We work with local, state, and Federal governments to develop and implement large-scale restoration plans and programs. CRCL is a champion for sound policies and established science. Our workshops and conferences create forums for innovative projects and strategies to restore coastal Louisiana. CRCL advocates for robust and defendable scientific practices and coastal policies that build land and preserve the Louisiana way of life on our coast.

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The Water Institute of the Gulf is a not-for-profit, independent applied research institute dedicated to providing advanced understanding and technical expertise to support management of coastal, deltaic and water systems, within Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and around the world. Our mission supports the practical application of innovative science and engineering, providing solutions that benefit society.

Those who make policy for coastal and deltaic systems, as well as managers of natural resources, need high-quality science and engineering to guide their decisions. Nowhere is this need greater than coastal Louisiana, which is losing its wetlands at a catastrophic rate. Addressing Louisiana's coastal crisis requires application of sound knowledge and data - in the near term and for the long haul. The Water Institute was founded in 2011 to address exactly this sort of challenge.