Dr. John Lopez, Ph. D
Coastal Sustainability, Program Director, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Save Our Coast
Dr. John Lopez is a coastal scientist who has been LPBF’s Director of the Coastal Sustainability Program since June 2005. He has multi-disciplinary training in Geology, Engineering, and Biological Sciences and has handled project assignments for CWPPRA while working for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Lopez developed the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy which integrates flood protection and coastal restoration. He has chaired the Lake Pontchartrain Artificial Reef Working Group that has constructed nine reefs in the lake. Dr. Lopez received the Conservationist of the Year Award in 2008 from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the Coastal Zone 05 Conference Award from NOAA.