Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Adaptive Management Framework for Coastal Louisiana

Author(s): Denise Reed and Ann Hijuelos

The Water Institute of the Gulf, with guidance and input from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and from an Adaptive Management Guidance Panel, was tasked to develop a programmatic Adaptive Management Framework (AMF) for Louisiana’s coastal protection and restoration program. The purpose of the framework is to identify the principles of adaptive management and provide recommendations for integrating adaptive management concepts and ideas into the current coastal program. This framework also serves as the foundation for developing an Adaptive Management Plan (AMP) that will create formalized structure for implementing adaptive management.