Mississippi River Delta

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 …

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 …

Sportsmen Call for Governor to Restore Louisiana Coast

Least Terns: Life on the Edge

Hurricane Katrina

What We’ve Learned Since Katrina

Female alligator in Louisiana

Get Outdoors Louisiana-Style

New Orleans is a popular travel destination, but if you stick to the city, then you miss a big part of what makes Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta so amazing: the marshes …

Deepwater Horizon Oil Caused Gulf Dolphin Deaths – Study

A new study has conclusively determined that oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster contributed to the unusually high number of dolphin deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama between June 2010 …

Five Years After the Oil Spill, Dead Dolphins and 25,000-Pound Tar Mat Found

One day after BP released a report saying the Gulf is on the road to recovery, we took a trip to one of the most impacted areas from the BP …

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