Office of Coastal Management

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

The Office of Coastal Management (OCM) of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is charged with implementing the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (LCRP) under authority of the Louisiana State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978, as amended (Act 361, La. R.S. 49:214.21 et seq).  The law seeks to encourage multiple uses of resources and adequate economic growth while minimizing adverse impacts of one resource use upon another without imposing undue restrictions on any user. In order to successfully accomplish this, a balance must be struck between conservation and resources.

The Office of Coastal Management regulates development activities and manages the resources of the Coastal Zone, especially those which have a direct and significant impact on coastal waters.  The office is comprised of two closely related divisions: the Permits/Mitigation Division and the Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division. It is the function of Office of Coastal Management, through its staff, to maintain, protect, develop, and restore or enhance the invaluable coastal region of the state of Louisiana.

Topics of Interest

Permits & Mitigation Division

Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division

Additional Activities & Initiatives