A partner site of America's WETLAND : Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana - americaswetland.com  
Welcome 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. 
   
 
   
 
 

Why the concern about
America's W
ETLAND?



Formed 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. 

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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.

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The Official Numbers 
Any student of the changes that are happening to America's WETLAND knows that there are conflicting numbers floating about everywhere.

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America's Wetland FAQs
America's WETLAND is one of the largest and most productive expanses of coastal wetlands in North America.

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Featured Stories from
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 Louisiana.

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BP - Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

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Photo Gallery
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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This site is a project of LUCEC (Loyola University's Center for Environmental Communication), in partnership with America's WETLAND: A Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana.