Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana -
The swamps and marshes of coastal Louisiana are among the Nation's most fragile and valuable wetlands, vital not only to recreational and agricultural interests but also the State's more than $1 billion per year seafood industry. The staggering annual losses of wetlands in Louisiana are caused by human activity as well as natural processes.
The identification of, and a continuing process for identifying, critical coastal areas adjacent to coastal waters referred to in paragraph 1A and B, within which any new land uses or substantial expansion of existing land uses shall be subject to management measures in addition to those provided for in subsection g of this section.
Their new report, Economic Evaluation of Land Loss in Louisiana, is intended to guide coastal management decisions in the Gulf States region. Sponsored by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA, the study examined the affect of structures, infrastructure, and economic activity in coastal areas that could become.
Jan 01, 2006 In November 2005, the National Academies released a report, Drawing Louisiana’s New Map Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana. The report notes that building and maintaining levees and dams along the Mississippi River was a “more or less ubiquitous” cause of wetland loss.
National Research Council Committee on the Restoration and Protection of Coastal Louisiana. Drawing Louisiana's New Map Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana. Washington, DC Natl Acad Press; 2006.
To date, Louisiana has already lost coastal land area equal to the size of the state of Delaware. This loss is at an average rate of a football field every hour. If the current rate of loss is not slowed by the year 2040, an additional 800,000 acres of wetlands will disappear, and the Louisiana shoreline will advance inland as much as 33 miles.Drawing Louisiana's New Map Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana 2006 During the past 50 years, coastal Louisiana has suffered catastrophic land loss due to both natural and human causes, and this loss has increased storm vulnerability and amplified risks to lives, property, and economies--a fact underscored by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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Committee on the Restoration and Protection of Coastal Louisiana Ocean Studies Board Division on Earth and Life Studies DRAWING LOUISIANA'S NEW MAP ADDRESSING LAND LOSS
Coastal Louisiana's built and natural environment faces risks from catastrophic tropical storms. Concurrently, the region is experiencing a dramatic conversion of coastal land and associated habitats to open water and a loss of important services provided by such ecosystems.Louisiana law also links land ownership to the ownership of minerals underneath. Perrin points out that the laws might have made more sense in France, where there are fewer wetlands, but they create problems in Louisiana, where wetlands are practically everywhere, mostly privately owned and rapidly disappearing.Drawing Louisiana's New Map Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana electronic resource Youth Materials Books Before the Saltwater Came by Wendy Wilson Billiot; Over in a River Flowing Out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes; Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh by Johnette Downing; Clovis Crawfish and His Friends by Mary Alice Fontenot
AWF was established to raise public awareness of the impact Louisiana’s wetland loss has on the state, the nation and the world. America’s WETLAND Foundation AWF announced that it has ceased operations on March 9, 2020 after nearly two decades of creating a sea change in public and policy-maker awareness of coastal wetland loss, its.Louisiana Wetlands Functions and Values CD-ROM This CD-ROM includes educational presentations that cover wetlands functions and values, coastal wetlands land loss and restoration, the Wetlands Reserve Program WRP and wetlands conservation opportunities statewide. It is an excellent educational tool for students ranging from the 6th - 12th grades.Drawing Coastal Louisiana’s New Map. the committee will address the following questions 4. Black areas denote projected land loss from Coast 2050 11Circumstances were ripe for a catastrophic hurricane a decade ago. Conditions in the Atlantic Ocean made for the perfect breeding ground for a record-breaking season. And New Orleans' ill-equipped.Nov 21, 2017 Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana. 30National Research Council. 2006. Drawing Louisiana’s New Map Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana. Washington, DC National Academies Press.May 07, 2018 New study shows seafloor erosion now occurring like coastal land loss. Apr 03, 2018. New map highlights sinking Louisiana coast. Jun 15, 2017. Neither your address nor the recipient's.Who Are We We are a partnership of government, business, scientists, conservation organizations, agricultural interests, and individuals for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in southeast Louisiana. If you live, work, or play in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary or are one of the millions that use
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