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Louisiana Uses Discarded Christmas Trees to Fight Wetland Loss [w/Video]

1/13/2011 // By Craig Guillot

“When you deploy these things, they create a sediment trap and really help the shorelines with erosion protection.” Read more >

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Ecosystem Restoration Plan Moves Forward

1/4/2011 // By Caroline Wick

Amanda Moore, Coastal Louisiana Organizer for the National Wildlife Federation, co-authored this post. After more than a year of tug-of-war between the state of Louisiana and the Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps finally released the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet […] Read more >

Marcia Ball at Oil Spill Fundraiser

Marcia Ball and the Austin Cajun Aces Headline Oil Spill Fundraiser

12/3/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

The National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Regional Center was pleased to host a concert fundraiser for our Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund at Central Market in Austin recently. More than 300 people were in attendance to watch Louisiana musicians Charles […] Read more >

NWF's Maura Wood examines oil in the marsh.

Removing Oil From Marshes Not Without Risk

12/1/2010 // By Craig Guillot

Since the start of the Gulf oil disaster, the emergence of oil into the marshes of Louisiana has been one of the most pressing environmental concerns. Currents and high tides can push oil deep into a marsh, saturating grasses, smothering […] Read more >

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[VIDEO] MR-GO Closure and Wetland Restoration a Potential Model for Other Manmade Channels

11/18/2010 // By Craig Guillot

Completed in 1965 as a shortcut between the Port of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) has been identified as one of the biggest contributors to coastal erosion in southeastern Louisiana. Its closure was […] Read more >

Checking in on Elmer’s Island

10/1/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

As one of the hardest hit areas in the Gulf oil disaster, Elmer’s Island still remains closed to the public. Since heavy oil started washing ashore on the 1,700-acre island in late-May, it has been a ground zero for oiled […] Read more >

5 Years After Katrina, “Poor Decisions Continue To Be Made”

8/30/2010 // By Miles Grant

Larry Schweiger, president & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus have teamed up on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Between Katrina’s devastation & the Gulf oil disaster, they’re calling […] Read more >

The Gulf Coast: A Long Road to Recovery

8/2/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I was back down in the Gulf recently, and there is going to be a long road for recovery for the communities and wildlife impacted by the BP oil disaster.  Here is an update from my […] Read more >

30 Acres…An Insult

6/1/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger After touring the extensive area of wetlands already impacted by the BP oil spill, and seeing that hundreds if not thousands of acres are already affected, I find it an insult that BP claims only 30 acres are […] Read more >

News from Coastal Louisiana

5/27/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger My colleague Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Inkley at National Wildlife Federation and I have spent the past two days in Louisiana.  Doug shares some information on how wildlife are being impacted by the BP oil spill.  […] Read more >