Ryan J.Bourriaque


Grand Chenier, LA

David Minton, PE


Lake Charles, LA​

Ralph Libersat

Abbeville, LA​

Projects in S/W LA

Get to know the projects in the 2012 Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast.   Read More   

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, restore, and protect the S/W Coast of Louisiana.

CPCRPA Mission

Nedra Hains, M.A.

Our Executive Director

Kelly Richard


Mike Dever
Past President 

Sulphur, LA

Kay C. Barnett 

Lake Charles, LA

recent programs

Chenier Plain Alliance - Calcasieu, Cameron, & Vermilion Parishes join Chambers, Jefferson, & Orange Counties to assert the importance of the Chenier Plain ecosystem and economy Read more 

our leadership team: CPCRPA Board of commissioners

I grew up in south Louisiana and have been focused on coastal restoration and protection issues my entire career. I understand how our culture is tied to the landscape, and appreciate that this bond between land and people is nowhere better exhibited than in the Chenier Plain of southwest Louisiana. I also appreciate the value of a local strong economy – the importance of the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, and navigation interests – and how under the right direction, this strength can be used to preserve and enhance the ecologic and cultural landscape. 
The Chenier Plain CRPA is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, and through its board of commissioners, is organized with the primary duty to establish, construct, operate, or maintain flood control works as they relate to hurricane protection, tidewater flooding, saltwater intrusion, and conservation, and a secondary duty to establish flood control, adequate drainage relating to tidal or riverine flooding, and water resources development including but not limited to construction of reservoirs, diversion canals, gravity and pump drainage systems, erosion control measures, and marsh management, and is authorized to enter into contracts and agreements.

Earnestine "Tina" Horn

Creole, LA​

Earl A. Landry, Jr.


Erath, LA

Phillip L. "Scooter" Trosclair

Grand Chenier, LA​

Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration & Protection Authority

how we got started

The Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration & Protection Authority was created pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, Article VI, Sections 38, 38.1 and 44, and La. R.S. 38:329.5.​  The Chenier Plain Authority is inclusive of the Parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, & Vermilion.