Sobering view of lost wetlands from an egret’s point of view

Louisiana wetlands under siege by the Gulf, photo by Kelly Wagner, courtesy of National Wildlife Federation

Louisiana wetlands are under siege by the Gulf, photo by Kelly Wagner, courtesy of National Wildlife Federation

For those who don’t know, the state of Louisiana has lost and continues to lose large amounts of land to the sea every year. Since 1900, Louisiana has lost more than 1 million acres of wetlands and barrier shoreline.

It’s easy to ignore if you aren’t from there )and perhaps even if you are). Even with restoration efforts, progress towards reclaiming the state’s wetlands are slow.

From the perspective of native wildlife such as the egret, the effects of climate change and the rising sea are devastatingly difficult. Check out this article for more details.

Will New Orleans new disaster prevention system keep the waters out?

The new Seabrook Floodgate Complex was built in “record time” to protect New Orleans

New Orleans became the poster child for governmental and agency foot-dragging when it came to revitalization and replacing the enormous devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But after seven years and full funding from Congress, there is the real possibility that the city could weather the approaching hurricane season well.

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