Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy: Saving Coastal Louisiana

Lines of Defense

In connection with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, the Center assisted in creating an informational video discussing the importance of the coast as protection against natural disasters, such as hurricanes.  Louisiana loses between 25 and 35 square feet of wetlands per year.  Recognizing this, LPBF developed the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy in an effort to help save our coast.  Eleven lines of defense are highlighted in the above infographic, including natural and man-made lines of defense.

Dr. Samuel Hyde, Jr., and Dr. Keith Finley served as writers and historical consultants on this media project.  CSLS graduate assistants and student workers also came together to create this necessary and educational video. 

This video and more information on the LPBF and their efforts to save our coast can be found at: