Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Project

Model Updates and Improvements: ICM-HSIs

February 2019 - June 2020


Participating Agencies

  • Coastal Protection and Restoration AUthority

This project examined Habitat Suitability Models for key species in coastal Louisiana. The habitat suitability models are used to inform the state of Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan which informs restoration and management activities along the coast. In this project, we examined the newest literature on oyster habitat suitability, and updated the existing habitat suitability model for oysters.