As the state grapples with how to prevent land loss by rebuilding barrier islands and using the Mississippi River to restore wetlands, officials are also grappling with how to help people who live on the coast.

After meeting with thousands of coastal residents over the past year, the state is working on a report to help coastal communities adapt to erosion and sea-level rise. Some of the possible solutions are controversial.

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland discussed the proposals with Della Hasselle, who reported this story for The Lens.

This story was produced in collaboration with WWNO-FM, whose Coastal Desk is supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the Foundation for Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Tegan Wendland

Tegan Wendland is WWNO's Interim News Director. She also reports on the coast. She has a background in investigative news reporting and an M.S. in Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison....