Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation: Resiliency Planning
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) works to restore and preserve natural resources within the watershed. Restoration projects combined with community education and outreach to improve land management practices have yielded measurable water quality improvements. Efforts to restore and build coastal resilience are informed by long-term adaptive management plans – the Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) and Comprehensive Habitat Management Plan (CHMP) – and implemented through targeted initiatives such as the Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense Program (PCLOD). The CMP primarily addresses water quality impairments and improvement opportunities, while the CHMP identifies habitat management, restoration, research, and education objectives. The PCLOD offers guidelines for optimal coastal restoration and hurricane protection in the Basin and selects ten projects intended for immediate implementation. By increasing protection for natural features such as marshes, barrier islands, and ridges, conservation efforts help protect surrounding communities – both ecological and socio-economic – the impacts of increasingly stronger hurricanes and sea level rise.
- Education Resources from LPBF