Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

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Office of Coastal Management

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.Keith Lovell

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Louisiana Coastal Facts

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Topics of Interest


Coastal Zone Boundary Maps and InformationOCM contact info


Louisiana Administrative Code for Title 43, Natural Resources

OCM News and Events


Permits & Mitigation Division 

Online CUP application icon and link



Applying for a Coastal Use Permit

Online Joint Permit Application

Coastal Use Permit DatabaseOCM public notice icon and link

Coastal User's Guide


Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation PlanCUP Database icon and link



Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division

LCMP handbook icon and link


Coastal Community Resiliency

Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control

Compliance & Enforcementdocument access link and icon

Federal Consistency

Field Services

Fisherman's Gear Compensation FundFisherman's gear comp fund icon and link

Local Coastal Management Programs

Oil Spill Section

Additional Activities & InitiativesAtchafalaya Basin Program link and icon


Atchafalaya Basin Program

Beneficial Use of Dredged MaterialClean Marina Icon and link

Cheniers and Natural Ridges Study

Clean Marinas

False River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Lake Providence Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

online payment info

Louisiana Fuel Team and Playbook

Marsh Buggy Best Management Practices

Surface Water Management Program