Various Data – Development and the Wetlands

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C-CAP Land Cover Atlas

Source: NOAA

"This online data viewer provides user-friendly access to coastal land cover and land cover change information developed through NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). The tool summarizes general change trends (such as forest losses or new development) and provides tables, maps, and reports to enhance communication and decision-making."

Census Data for St. Tammany parish

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

"[Census] QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more."

Coastal County Snapshots

Source: NOAA

"This online tool provides managers and citizens with easy-to-understand charts and graphs that describe complex coastal data. Users select a county of interest and the website does the rest, creating a helpful educational tool for governing bodies and citizen groups. Current snapshot topics include flood exposure, wetland benefits, and ocean and Great Lakes jobs."

Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

Source: NOAA

"This online visualization tool supports communities that are assessing their coastal hazard risks and vulnerabilities. The tool creates a collection of user-defined maps that show the people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding."

Coastal Projects Map

Source: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

This map provides a spatial look at CPRA projects in Louisiana, sorted by project type. Users can access factsheets about each project by clicking on the icons.

For other CPRA maps, click here.

CPRA Project Factsheets

Source: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

These project factsheets provide more information about the scope, cost, status, and location of various CPRA projects on Lake Pontchartrain's Northshore.




Source: NOAA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

"This online database provides a searchable inventory of valuation studies for ecosystem services that focus on an identified ecosystem and provide monetary value for these services. Ecosystem valuation data are abundant, yet they are often hard to find. GecoServ functions as a centralized source and user-friendly interface for the information. It promotes the distribution and sharing of these valuation studies, provides researchers with background information for future studies, and helps resource managers include ecosystem services in the decision-making process."

Global Change Explorer

Source: U.S. EPA

"The Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) outputs are derived from a pair of models. A demographic model generates population projections for all counties of the conterminous United States to the year 2100. Those projections drive a spatial allocation model that distributes new housing units across the landscape in response to population growth."

Future Directions - St. Tammany Parish

Source: St. Tammany Parish Government

"The purpose of this strategic plan is to set forth the strategic goals and strategies for the economic development of St. Tammany Parish. This is not a comprehensive plan for the Parish but merely a single element within a comprehensive planning process. This strategy is designed to address the specific needs and concerns of the leadership of the Parish with respect to increasing the quality and quantity of jobs, and improving the quality of life and the business environment. The intended result from this strategic planning effort is a more inclusive strategy to move the community forward to become a better place in which to live, work, and play. The plan will help facilitate a road map for the Parish’s economic development effort, telling us where we are, where we want to go, and how to get there."

Land Expansion Proposal

Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

This graphic shows the 2012 planned expansion areas in Big Branch March National Wildlife Refuge (St. Tammany Parish).

For a PDF version, click here.

Louisiana a Coastal Attraction

Source: ESRI

This resource provides Louisiana population highlights from 1950 to 2018 and includes interactive maps.

Louisiana Coastal Zone (2002)

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

This map shows land use and landmarks for the Louisiana Coastal Zone for 2002.

Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan (2017)

Source: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

"The 2017 Coastal Master Plan sets an ambitious path to respond to the loss of our coastal land and the threats from storm surge events. The master a list of projects that build or maintain land and reduce risk to our communities. Because the funding for all of those projects is not available now, the master plan identifies a long-term program of construction, operations and maintenance, and adaptive management that is guided by a robust and continuous planning process, to be implemented as funds become available..."

Master Plan Data Viewer

Source: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

"This viewer displays the results from CPRA’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan and provides resources to reduce risk. Information includes: future land change, storm surge flood risk, coastal vegetation, and social vulnerability. Also included are the state’s proposed restoration, structural protection, and nonstructural risk reduction projects to help make communities safer."


Source: U.S. EPA 

"NEPAssist is a tool that facilitates the environmental review process and project planning in relation to environmental considerations. The web-based application draws environmental data dynamically from EPA Geographic Information System databases and web services and provides immediate screening of environmental assessment indicators for a user-defined area of interest. These features contribute to a streamlined review process that potentially raises important environmental issues at the earliest stages of project development.​"

For more information about using this tool, click here.

New Directions 2025 St. Tammany

Source: St. Tammany Parish Government

These maps explore municipal growth, land use, and transportation in St. Tammany parish over time as written in the New Directions 2025 St. Tammany Parish Comprehensive Plan.

New Economic Development Plan

Source: Economic Leadership LLC

"The following analysis creates a current economic and competitiveness overview of St. Tammany Parish, located in the New Orleans Louisiana Metropolitan Region. The population of the parish is nearing 260,000, with growth of about 17,500 over the past 5 years. Current estimates are that growth will continue, but slow down slightly between 2018-2023 with a projected net population gain of just fewer than 13,000. The parish is home to over 100,000 jobs, with strong growth of approximately 7,700 net new jobs added in the past five years and over 7,000 net new jobs projected for the next five."

Northshore Conservation Areas

Source: Pontchartrain Conservancy

This graphic shows current and planned conservation areas on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.

Northshore I-12 Corridor Land Cover

Source: Pontchartrain Conservancy

This graphic shows change in land use from 2005 to 2008 in the Northshore I-12 Corridor.

Northshore Land Cover Change

Source: Pontchartrain Conservancy

This graphic shows change in land use from 2005 to 2008 in Bayou Lacombe, Tchefuncte, and Tangipahoa.

Northshore Maps

Source: Pontchartrain Conservancy

These maps shows change in land use and land loss  on the Northshore.

Northshore Recommendations

Source: Pontchartrain Conservancy

This resource includes suggested recommendations for restoration and land management on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.

Sea Level Rise - Big Branch Refuge

Source: USGS, NOAA, U.S. DOI, EPA, Sea Grant, USFW

This informational sheet explores different sea level rise scenarios for the Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Lacombe, LA.

Tree Planting Data

Source: Pontchartrain Conservancy

This folder provides real-world tree planting data from PC's wetland restoration program.