Our Future Coast

Louisiana Gulf Coast
  • Resilience / Climate Adaptation
  • Planning
  • Publication / Exhibition
  • LC-ASLA: Honor Award – Communications (2022)
  • ASLA-NY: Merit Award – Analysis, Planning, Research & Communications (2021)
  • American Web Design Award (2020)

What would it look like if the largest-funded restoration effort in history was successful?

In 2019, SCAPE collaborated with Dr. Don Boesch and the Walton Family Foundation to envision a future where Louisiana’s coastal ecosystems and economies are even more bountiful than they are today, and the dual challenges of sea-level rise and land loss are countered by restoration projects implemented at a regional scale.

The resulting vision – a collaboration between a renowned environmental scientist and SCAPE – seeks to describe a ‘best case’ for the future of the Louisiana coast. Utilizing a basin-by-basin approach, Dr. Boesch and SCAPE studied the interventions proposed in the Coastal Master Plan for Louisiana, centered around reconnecting the Mississippi River to wetlands and restoring the balance between freshwater and saltwater in coastal basins.

Learn more:


  • Walton Family Foundation (WFF)


Dr. Don Boesch
The Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign
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