Additional Resources

Gulf Restoration Network Resources

Barataria-Terrebonne Spoil Banks Memo (2013)

Barataria-Terrebonne Spoil Banks GIS + Presentation to NGOs (2013)

Clean Up Your Act! Gulf States Report Card : A review of how the Clean Water Act is incorporated into Gulf State Water Regulations (2009)

Dubious De-listings: Louisiana's Push to Remove Protections for Polluted Waters (2002)

Dubious De-listings: Mississippi's Push to Remove Protections for Polluted Waters (2002)

A Guide to Protecting Wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico and Appendix (2004)

One Year After Katrina, Louisiana Still a Sitting Duck: A Report Card and Roadmap on Wetlands Restoration (2006)

Gulf Restoration Network Comment Letters

Letter on Louisiana's Draft 2012 Coastal Master Plan

Letter on DRAFT Recommendations for Anticipating Sea-level rise impacts on Louisiana Coastal Resources
during Project Planning and Design

Letter on Louisiana's Draft FY 2015 Annual Plan

Letter on Louisiana's Draft FY 2016 Annual Plan

For additional comment letters, click here

Reports, Articles and Other Resources

The Reckoning: Oil and Gas Development in the Louisiana Coastal Zone : Oliver A. Houck and Tulane, Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 28;2 (Summer 2015)

The Coastal Index: The Problem and Possibility of Our Coast, The Data Center (2014)

Coastal Louisiana Sea Level Rise Patty Glick, NWF

Community Resettlement Prospects in Southeast Louisiana, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy (2014)

Freshwater Resources Viewer, The Nature Conservancy

Gaining Ground: Wetlands, Hurricanes and the Economy: The Value of Restoring the Mississippi River Delta, Earth Economics (2010)

"Losing Ground" and "Louisiana's Moon Shot," The Lens/ProPublica (2014) 

Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan 2012

Louisiana's Coastal Annual Plan 2015

Louisiana's Coastal Annual Plan 2016

Louisiana Flood Risk and Resilience Viewer, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Process Classification of Coastal Land Loss between 1932 and 1990 in the Mississippi River Delta Plain, Southeastern Louisiana, United States Geological Survey (2001)

Restoring the Gulf Coast: New Markets for Established Firms, Duke Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (2011)

"Secret Oil Company Memos on Pollution in Louisiana," Harper's (2013)

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East's Petition for Damages for Oil and Gas Accountability Lawsuit, Jones, Swanson, Huddell, and Garrison

Turning Coastal Restoration and Protection Plans Into Realities: The Cost of Comprehensive Coastal Restoration and Protection, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy (2014)

The View from the Coast, CPEX, April 2015

Wetland Restoration Carbon Offset Methodology, Tierra Resources 

Background Information

The Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Protection in Louisiana. 2004. Tulane Environmental Law Clinic 

EPA Wetlands Page

EPA Wetland Fact Sheets

Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana from 1932 to 2010 (2012) Couvillion et al

Process Classification of Coastal Land Loss between 1932 and 1990 in the Mississippi River Delta Plain, Southeastern Louisiana (2001) Penland et al

USGS National Wetlands Research Center

Regulatory Agencies

To find out about wetland fill permits in your area, locate the Army Corps of Engineers district serving your area and then proceed to district site to view current public notices.  For tips and advice on reviewing permits, contact us

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