Coastal Program

The Coastal Program was established in 2005. The goal of 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 Team!!!!

Michael Hopkins, Ph.D. - Director

David Baker, B.S. - Botanist

Eva Hillmann, Ph.D. - Coastal Scientist

Tasia Denapolis, M.S. - Coastal Fisheries Biologist

Adam Songy, B.S. - GIS Specialist

Jack Connolly - Tree Nursery Volunteer Coordinator
George Washburn - Wetland Ecologist