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CPRA Hears State Seashore Idea

January 1, 2010 12:00 AM

The Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) learned about the proposed Caminada Headlands State Seashore at its December 9th meeting.  The concept was presented by Al Danos, Chairman of the South Lafourche Beachfront Development District and Randy Lanctot, Executive Director of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, with help from Travis Moore of the Moore Planning Group, LLC.

The December CPRA meeting was the first official public presentation of the concept, though the idea has been widely discussed since a story broke in the Daily Comet (Thibodaux) last July on the heels of its endorsement by the Lafourche Parish Council.

The basic idea is simple: designation of a "state seashore" between Caminada and Belle Passes on the central Gulf Coast that would be managed for habitat conservation and compatible public recreational uses like fishing, crabbing and birding, to name some of the most popular activities anticipated.

According to LWF's Lanctot, the idea was well-received by the CPRA members present at the meeting.  The Authority was asked to review the concept details and take it under advisement for possible future action.  The next step will be drafting legislation for the upcoming legislative session.

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