to the America's WETLAND Resource Center. This site is
intended to serve as
a reference for the history, present challenges, and future
of coastal Louisiana wetlands - a place we call America's WETLAND.
by the mighty Mississippi River spreading rich soil from
the heart of a 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 a new
era in "eco-cultural" tourism.
Louisiana's 2012 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, so the 2017 planning process may commence in 2014.
America's WETLAND Shell 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