2. Financing Coastal Restoration: Efforts Underway to Align Projects and Dollars
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. — 12 noon I Room 206
The panel brings together experts from across the sector to discuss comprehensive and forwardthinking financing solutions for coastal restoration in Louisiana. Additionally, it will highlight the importance of including the voice of the business community in advocating for coastal restoration.
Moderator: Lacy McManus (Greater New Orleans, Inc.)
Panelists: Charles Sutcliffe (Louisiana Governor's Office), Simone Theriot Maloz (Restore or
Retreat), Shannon Cunniff (Environmental Defense Fund), Stephen Barnes (Louisiana State University)
11. Louisiana Coastal Program Law and Policy
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. I Room 206
This session will include a presentation and discussion of current legal and policy issues impacting Louisiana's Coastal Program, including land rights, environmental law policies and perrnitting, education of Louisiana's future coastal lawyers and a roundtable discussion of general coastal policy and legal issues. Moderator: David A. Peterson, Esq. (CPRA)
Panelists: David A. Peterson, Esq. (CPRA), Ryan Seiderrnann, Esq. (Louisiana Department of
Justice), S. Beaux Jones, Esq. (Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC), Richelle Moore, Esq. (CPRA), Megan K. Terrell, Esq. (Louisiana Governor's Office)
20. Putting Public-Private Partnerships to Practice to Support the Working Coast
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. I Room 206
Major industries (oil, gas, and shipping) are supported by a web of coastal infrastructure, including roads, ship channels, and ports, that are vulnerable to sea-level rise, subsidence and the next storm. For the "Working Coast" to continue to flourish, a holistic resiliency approach is needed. We present public-private partnership examples of where protection of critical infrastructure has ecosystem service benefits to help make communities more resilient in the face of climate change.
Moderator: Justin Ehrenwerth, Esq. (Water Institute of the Gulf)
Panelists: Joni Tuck (Greater Lafourche Port Commission), Edwin Pinero (US Business Council for Sustainable Development), Scott Hammerling (Water Institute of the Gulf), Leah Brown (Chevron)
25. Public Access, Private Property and the Legislature's Attempt to Find a Solution
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. I Room 211-212
The Louisiana Legislature recently passed H.R. 178, which gave Louisiana Sea Grant the monumental task of exploring solutions to the fight that has been brewing for years in Louisiana's coastal marshes between recreational anglers, private landowners and the state over recreational public access to waterways. The purpose of this session would be to reconvene the key stakeholders to publically explore the legal, social and political complexities of the issue and the potential for common ground.
Moderator: S. Beaux Jones, Esq. (Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC)
Panelists: Jim Wilkins, Esq. (Louisiana Sea Grant), Harry Vorhoff, Esq. (Louisiana Deparünent of Justice), Taylor Darden, Esq. (Louisiana Landowners Association), Capt. Daryl Carpenter (Louisiana Charter Boat Association)
30. Backfilling Canals: Progress and Pratfalls
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. I Room 207
Canals have directly and indirectly accounted for a significant portion of Louisiana coastal land loss across the entire coast, yet there have been relatively few restoration projects to backfill or remove the spoil banks of old canals. This session discusses the ecological basis for backfilling canals as a coastal restoration technique, speaks to issues that have stalled this type of work in the past and looks forward to the potential of backfilling opportunities in the future.
Moderator: Giovanna McClenachan (UCF/CRCL)
Speakers: E. Eugene Turner (Louisiana State University), Julie Whitbeck (National Park Service), Giovanna McClenachan (UCF/CRCL), Dusty Pate (National Park Service)
56. Extraction Related Subsidence and the Potential for Uplift
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. I Room 206
Human-caused impacts to the coast are not only legacy issues — many of the same practices continue today. This Panel discusses current practices that harm the Coastal Zone, like wheelwashing and extraction related subsidence, the science underpinning these issues, and practical solutions that if adopted can potentially avoid, or even reverse, the harm.
Moderator: Joel Waltzer, Esq. (Waltzer Wiygul and Garside)
Panelists: Alex Kolker (Tulane University), Pietro Tetini (University of Paduva), Sherwood Gagliano (CEI, Inc.), J.A. de Waal (Senior Advisor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Hague), Karen Wicker (Coastal Environments, Inc.)
70. Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) Using Off-bottom Technolog in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico
Friday, June 1, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. I Room 211-212
Off-bottom oyster farming has expanded along the U.S coast from Maine to Florida and has now become a commercial reality in the Gulf, including Alabama and Louisiana. This session explores each stage of the business: (l) hatchery (larvae); (2) nursery (spat and seed oysters); (3) oyster farming equipment (cages, bags, longlines); and, (4) actual oyster farrns. This technology may allow the industry to adapt and survive the challenges of climate change and planned Mississippi River diversions.
Moderator: Andrew Wilson, Esq. (Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP)
Panelists: John Supan (Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Laboratory), Steve Pollock (Triple N Oyster Farm, LLC), Terry Shelley (Shelley Farms Premium Oyster Company, LLC)