Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
The Office of Coastal Management is responsible for the maintenance and protection of the state's coastal wetlands. The main function of the Office of Coastal Management is the regulation of uses in the Louisiana coastal zone, especially those which have a direct and significant impact on coastal waters. It is the goal of the Office of Coastal Management to protect, develop, and restore or enhance the resources of the state's coastal zone.

What is the Louisiana Coastal Zone?

Under authority of the Louisiana State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978, as amended (Act 361, La. R.S. 49:214.21 et seq), the Office of Coastal Management of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is charged with implementing the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (LCRP). The law seeks to encourage multiple uses of resources and adequate economic growth while minimizing adverse impacts of one resource use upon another without imposing undue restrictions on any user. In order to successfully accomplish this, a balance must be struck between conservation and resources.
 
The Office of Coastal Management regulates development activities and manages the resources of the Coastal Zone, especially those which have a direct and significant impact on coastal waters.  The office is comprised of two closely related divisions: the Permits/Mitigation Division and the Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division. It is the function of Office of Coastal Management, through its staff, to maintain, protect, develop, and restore or enhance the invaluable coastal region of the state of Louisiana.
 
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MAILING:

P.O. Box 44487
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4487 
 

Contact Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Keith Lovell
Assistant Secretary
617 North Third Street
LaSalle Building
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70802
Phone: 225-342-7591
Toll Free: 800-267-4019
Fax: 225-342-9439


 

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