The restoration of the MRGO ecosystem is critical for sustainable communities. The progress made on the MRGO closure and restoration would not be possible without decades of passion and dedication of local governments, scientists, and community advocates.
Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy (MLODS)
Recognizing the role of our coast in hurricane defense, Pontchartrain Conservancy (PC) developed the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy designed to help save our coast. This strategy shows how 5 types of natural coastal features compliment 6 types of man-made features to protect the Greater New Orleans area from hurricanes.
Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense Program (PCLOD)
Applying the MLODS strategy, PC looked to its Comprehensive Habitat Management Plan to choose 10 priority habitat restoration projects that would also provide flood protection for the Greater New Orleans area. These projects became known as the Pontchartrain Coastal Lines of Defense Program.
The Pontchartrain Conservancy (PC) produced Hydrocoast maps from July 2012 to July 2021 for the Pontchartrain Basin, and periodic maps from 2016-2019 in the Barataria Basin. The Hydrocoast map series capture and analyze surface water salinity conditions, biologic variables, and weather monitoring component assessing basin conditions.
2017 Pontchartrain Estuary Atlas
The thirty-six maps included in the 2017 Pontchartrain Estuary Map Atlas represent PC’s current understanding of the estuary for 2017. The Atlas is intended to summarize the year of general conditions and indicate possible trends.