Louisiana

Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary

Celebrating the Expansion of Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary

The Flower Garden Banks—ecological gems in the Gulf of Mexico located about 100 miles off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana—kicked off 2021 with reason to celebrate: an expanded National …

First Step Forward for Louisiana Restoration Project

One of the cornerstone projects to restore Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta—the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion—has reached a major milestone that brings it one step closer to construction. After decades of study …

Victory for the Prothonotary Warbler in Maurepas Swamp

Recently, a long-awaited victory in National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to restore the Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf of Mexico region was achieved when the RESTORE Council – which controls …

Save the Swamp: But, Beware the “Rougarou”

Walking through a Louisiana swamp at night, the moon is full and the fog hangs low on the surface of an old bayou. All around, there is the movement of …

Big Plans for a Tiny Island

In the Gulf of Mexico, the National Wildlife Federation works to identify and advocate for sound investment of money from the BP oil spill settlement into restoration projects that will …

A bird known as a limpkin unexpectedly spotted in Louisiana.

Birders, Snails and the Limpkin

For many birders like me, part of the thrill of birding is finding birds far outside their normal range, and to record one of these vagrant birds. A real achievement …

Wine for the Wetlands

Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana is where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The parish (Louisiana’s version of a county) will lose 55% of its land due to a …

Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Restore a National Treasure

Collin O’Mara is the President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Kyle Peterson is the Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation Imagine if your state was suffering the …

Win for Wildlife: Louisiana Approves Master Restoration Plan

The Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana is home to some of North America’s highest concentrations of wildlife. From the beloved Louisiana black bear to Louisiana’s answer to the flamingo, the …

New Orleans Top Chefs Tour New “Catch of the Day” Habitat

At the end of a long channel stretching from the Mississippi River into the upper Barataria Basin lies a lush green marsh, fringed by tall willow trees. In the surrounding …

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