Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Transplanting Communities Facing Environmental Change: An Annotated Bibliography on Resettlement

Author(s): Craig Colten

Through hurricanes, floods, oil spills and other hazards, the people of Louisiana’s coast have one of the highest rates in the country of people living in the same parish they were born. This attachment to place means broaching the subject of voluntary resettlement for some coastal communities will be difficult. This paper collects the bibliography of research on the sensitive subject of voluntary acquisition which is expected to be at least a small part of the nonstructural program needed in the future to protect coastal communities.