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Title: Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA), Louisiana, Ecosystem Restoration Study, Volume 1 : LCA Study - Main Report
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Keywords: Flood control
Environmental management
Restoration ecology
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Abstract: The accelerated loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands has been ongoing since at least the early 1900s with commensurate deleterious effects on the ecosystem and possible future negative impacts to the economy of the region and the Nation. There have been several separate investigations of the problem and a number of projects constructed over the last 20 to 30 years that provide localized remedies. For example, the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program is an ongoing program comprised of relatively small projects to partially restore the coastal ecosystem. However, given the magnitude of Louisiana’s coastal land losses and ecosystem degradation, it has become apparent that a systematic approach involving larger projects to restore natural geomorphic structures and processes, working in concert with smaller projects, will be required to effectively deal with a physical problem of such large proportions. Restoration strategies presented in the 1998 report entitled “Coast 2050: Toward a Sustainable Coastal Louisiana,” which evolved into the Louisiana Coastal Area 905(b) reconnaissance report, formed the basis for this broader-scale effort under the Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Study (LCA Study).
Description: Ecosystem Restoration Study
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 506 pages / 62.27 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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