Louisiana Coastal Exchange

The Louisiana Coastal Exchange (LCX), an initiative of the America’s WETLAND Foundation, is an inventory and reporting of private sector coastal restoration projects that have been completed or are planned and available for private investment. In Louisiana, the projects must be consistent with and complementary to the state’s coastal master plan.

The Exchange will show the depth and breadth of restoration efforts beyond those sponsored by government agencies and will be a tangible demonstration of private sector support for restoration. It can serve as a tool for the state, private landowners, foundations, businesses and NGOs to demonstrate the power of partnerships.

LCX Project Criteria Checklist

To be included in the Exchange, projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in coastal areas of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or Texas.
  • Funded wholly or in part by the private sector or NGOs.
  • Support resiliency of communities, economies and the environment.
  • Consistent with and complementary to Gulf regional plans or state coastal master plans.

Check out the America’s WETLAND Foundation coastal restoration projects here and prospective projects here, and finally you can view a list of private restoration projects here.

If you have a prospective, completed or coastal project in process that you wish to add to the Exchange, please use this form.



Honorary Co-Chairs

The Honorable Walt Leger III, State Representative, District 91

The Honorable Jerome “Zee” Zeringue, State Representative, District 52

Advisory Panel

John B. Anderson, Ph.D. – Academic Director, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University

Jim Blackburn – Co-Director SSPEED Center, Rice University

Laura Bowie – Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Elliott Bouillion ­– President & CEO, Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)

Jay Clune, Ph.D. – President, Nicholls State University

Mark Davis – Director, Tulane Water Institute on Water Resources and Law Policy

Sherry L. Larkin, Interim Director, Florida Sea Grant College Program

Andy Kopplin, Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Foundation

Simone Maloz – Executive Director, Restore or Retreat

Craig McClain, Ph.D. – Executive Director, LUMCON

Pamela T. Plotkin, Ph.D. – Director, Texas Sea Grant College Program

Bob Stokes, President, Galveston Bay Foundation

LaDon Swann, Ph.D. – Director, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Robert Twilley, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program

Clint Willson, Ph.D, P.E., – Director, LSU Center for River Studies