The Terrebonne Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration Project is an ecosystem restoration effort to reconstruct coastal landforms of the barrier shoreline to maintain the integrity of the Terrebonne Basin barrier shoreline system and increase habitat availability for migratory birds, wildlife, and aquatic organisms.
The Point Au Fer Island project is located in Subprovince 3 of the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA), south and slightly east of the mouth of the Atchafalaya River, and approximately 30 miles south of Morgan City, LA, in Terrebonne Parish.
Louisiana is losing coastal wetlands at an alarming rate. Restoring these wetlands is imperative to protecting the state's abundant resources from devastating storms and hurricanes. A very promising option for restoring coastal wetlands and reducing land loss is the beneficial use of dredged material.