Greatest Assets

Figure 3. A collage of photos representing coastal Louisiana residents, with a caption reading: “While coastal Louisiana provides the state, region, and nation with important natural resources, here the greatest assets are not oil and gas, fisheries, or sugar cane, but the people.” The inclusion of these images and the accompanying caption in the 2017 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast is an example of how CPRA identifies coastal communities as both an asset and a justification for the way it implements restoration projects (CPRA 2017:ES-3).