Office of Coastal Management

Keith Lovell
Assistant Secretary
Main Phone (225) 342-7591
Fax (225) 342-9439

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.

About Us

Louisiana Coastal Facts

Contact us

Topics of Interest

Permits & Mitigation Division

Applying for a Coastal Use Permit

Online Joint Permit Application

Coastal Use Permit Database

OCM Public Notices

Coastal User's Guide


Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation Plan

Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division

Coastal Community Resiliency

Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control

Compliance & Enforcement

Federal Consistency

Field Services

Fisherman's Gear Compensation Fund

Local Coastal Management Programs

Oil Spill Section

Additional Activities & Initiatives

Atchafalaya Basin Program

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

Cheniers and Natural Ridges Study

False River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Lake Providence Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Louisiana Fuel Team and Playbook

Marsh Buggy Best Management Practices

Surface Water Management Program