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Coastal Sustainability Program

The Coastal Sustainability Program was established in 2005. The goal of the the program is to conduct scientific investigation into coastal issues in the Pontchartrain Basin to inform advocacy for coastal restoration initiatives, to ensure the sustainability of coastal ecosystems for future generations. The guiding principles of the program are the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy and the Comprehensive Habitat Management Plan.

Visit Our Coast to learn more about the program!

Meet the Staff!!!!

Dr. John Lopez - Director

Dr. Theryn Henkel - Assistant Director

David Baker, B. S. - Botanist

Kristen Butcher, M.S. - Coastal Scientist

Felix Cretini, B.A. - GIS

Eva Hillmann, M.S. - Coastal Scientist

Dr. Michael Hopkins - GIS, Geologist

Dr. Patrick Smith - Coastal Scientist