The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is currently developing Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan which will recommend specific actions for restoring our coastal wetlands and protecting our coastal communities.

The group has developed a community exercise and online survey to help officials understand community preferences. Individual preferences can vary greatly - preferences about what is important for a specific community, and preferences for what is important for the entire coast of Louisiana. This online survey allows residents to identify what they feel is most critical to the coastal restoration and protection efforts and will be used to inform what is represented in Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan.

The survey will be available until Sept. 16.

To find out more about Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan, please visit