Barrier Island & Headland Restoration

Timbalier Islands Restoration

  • Project TypeBarrier Island & Headland Restoration
  • Project BasinTerrebonne-Atchafalaya Basin
  • ParishLafourche, Terrebonne

This project will restore the Timbalier Islands located on the eastern end of the Terrebonne Basin barrier shoreline. Sediment starvation, sea level rise, tidal increases and storm events have driven migration of the islands to the northwest and severely reduced their length and width. This has diminished important barrier island habitat in the area and increased the vulnerability of interior Terrebonne Bay marshes to high-energy waves and storm surge. This project will restore dune and beach habitat as well as reduce the impact of storm surge and waves in the Terrebonne Basin and lower Lafourche Parish.