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.
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.
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.