Coastal Forest Initiative
As good stewards of our land, we are constantly looking for ways to preserve our resources. Our flooded timberlands are one such example. This
valuable resource serves several purposes like providing habitats for birds, reptiles and fish. By conserving these timberlands, we can better
protect the coast of Louisiana and provide a natural environment in perpetuity.
The Coastal Forest Conservation Fund will ensure that the acreage remains undeveloped and continue to provide inland coastal protection to adjacent
communities. Through the Coastal Forest Initiative, JMB has successfully protected 4,727 acres of coastal forest land. This was made possible
through federal money granted through the CIAP program and administered by Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
The goal of CPRA’s Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative “CFIC” is to conserve and protect coastal forest resources in Louisiana which provide
a significant benefit to the citizens of Louisiana from multiple perspectives. The primary objective of the CFCI is to acquire land rights
(fee title or conservation servitude/easement) from willing landowners to address demonstrated threats of conversion and/or opportunities for
restoration, conservation, or enhanced sustainability of coastal forest tracts that provide significant ecological value and/or provide storm
damage reduction functions (CPRA).