AMERICA'S WETLAND RESOURCE
This is a project of LUCEC in partnership with America's WETLAND: A Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana.
Why the concern about America's WETLAND?
Formed by the mighty Mississippi River spreading rich soil from the heart of the continent, populated by exotic species of plants and wildlife, filled with a joy for living from the heart of its people, Louisiana has become a shining light of a new South, offering unique opportunities for experiential travel, the heart of the new era in "eco-cultural" tourism.
Louisiana's 2017 Coastal Master Plan
Louisiana’s current coastal plan is an exceptional pathway to protecting the values (economic, environmental, and cultural) that define the state. It is the first plan that followed realistic concepts and was based on sound science and policy. Citizens will find it an excellent roadmap for present and future planning, and experts think it will be adequately adjustable should conditions change over the years.
The state requires that the coastal master plan be updated every five years, so it is in effect a “living document.” The 2012 update took three years to complete.
The Official Numbers
Any student of the changes that are happening to America's WETLAND knows that there are conflicting numbers floating about everywhere.
America's Wetland In a Nutshell FAQs
America's WETLAND is one of the largest and most productive expanses of coastal wetlands in North America.
Featured Stories from America's WETLAND
Louisiana's cultural heritage has always been shaped by the unique ties of its people to the land and water around them. America's WETLAND is a unique and diverse ecosystem that touches every aspect of the life and history of coastal Louisiana.
BP - Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
Louisiana's cultural heritage has always been shaped by the unique ties of its people to the land and water around them-America's WETLAND.
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