Our Louisiana Coast is a working coast and working wetland and has been for over 300 years. People have made their living off the land for generations.  We need your help to save our coast. 


the chenier  plain


STATE OF THE COAST ABSTRACTS DUE January 5, 2018.  SOC18 is especially interested in abstracts dealing with the Chenier Plain, Ecosystem Science, Protection in Practice, Human Dimensions and Our Future Coast.  Please submit here

CRCL Marsh Planting Season! Fresh Water Bayou  Restoration Project near Pecan Island and Cameron Shoreline Dune Restoration register here

​ SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA COASTAL SUMMIT-  Late Summer/Fall 2017 TBA more information here

Chenier Plain Alliance 

Three Southwest Louisiana parishes, Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion, and three Southeast Texas counties, Chambers, Jefferson and Orange join in asserting the importance of America’s Chenier Plain ecosystem and economy in order to convey our pledge of partnership to state and federal members of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem RESTORE Council and the Natural Resource Damages Act Council as they fulfill their vital objectives for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. 

Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration & Protection Authority

Kay Barnett

CPCRPA Treasurer

Director of Development at Christus St. Patrick Foundation

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Our Mission & VISION

David Minton, PE

CPCRPA Secretary

Owner The Cypress Group, LLC


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Why we should care about Louisiana's Coastal wetlands

Urgent Projects

Ryan Bourriaque

CPCRPA President

Administrator, Cameron Parish Police Jury

“Our vision is to be the regional, unifying voice of the people of Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vermilion Parishes that champions coastal restoration and protection of a diverse ecosystem, a region of vital economic importance, and culturally rich heritage, the Louisiana Chenier Plain.”

Earl Landry

CPCRPA Vice-President

Owner, IOS, Inc. 
Enviro Resources

Chenier Plain Authority Strategic Plan

Download Document 3.7MB PDF .  Click on the link below to download the Chenier Plain Authority's Strategic Plan.  22 February 2016




for restoration

David Richard, Vice President of Stream Property Management, Inc. 


Why should anybody care? The whole world should care about the richness and diversity of Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands. Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands comprise the richest coastal wetlands in North America.  As the termination of the largest river and the largest delta in North America. The diversity of wildlife and fisheries and culture is unsurpassed anywhere in the country. The fisheries productivity, the mineral productivity, the wildlife productivity is unparalleled in this country; and the preservation of the wetland diversity that supports this productivity is a cornerstone and should be a corner stone of our society of our United States.

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