Local Government Involvement in Coastal Projects

by James B. Edmonson, Terrebonne Parish Council, Houma, LA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


Presented in this paper is a review of the four pronged approach to coastal management utilized by the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Louisiana. The management program includes research, public education, preservation and construction activities. Included in this discussion are subsidence, sea level rise and barrier island studies; brochures, billboards and slide presentations; beach nourishment and marsh management projects, and tidal control measures.

Subject Headings: Local government | Coastal environment | Coastal management | Government | Education | Oceanography | Sea level | Land subsidence | Louisiana | United States

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