Ecosystem and Coastal Management
Michelle Gonzales, Director
Strategic Coastal Action Plan
Jefferson parish has 336 square miles of water and only 305 square miles of land, resulting in more than 50% of Jefferson Parish being water. The coastal areas of Jefferson Parish are home to world-class commercial and recreational fisheries along with hosting a vast array of birds, reptiles, and other wildlife. This complex ecosystem is disappearing and now is a critical time to invest in strategic coastal restoration and projection projects. The projects and strategies identified in this plan will strengthen Jefferson Parish’s fight to save our coast which in turn will provide protection for our communities, habitat for wildlife, and recreation for generations to come.