Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Forests

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The Importance of Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Forest   

"Louisiana’s coastal wetland forests are of tremendous economic, ecological, cultural, and recreational value to residents of Louisiana, the people of the United States, and the world. Although some two million acres of forested wetland occur throughout Louisiana, over half are in the coastal parishes. Large-scale and localized alterations of processes affecting coastal wetlands have caused the complete loss of some coastal wetland forests and reduced the productivity and vigor of remaining areas. This loss and degradation threatens ecosystem functions and the services they provide. "                           

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 Science Working Group Final Report and Recommendations

to the Governor of Louisiana

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Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use

Advisory Panel Recommendations to the Governor