Functions and Values of Wetlands in Louisiana
By: Marilyn Barrett-O’Leary (Originally published as Wetland Functions and Values, by Paul Coreil, LSU Agricultural Center)
Louisiana accounts for 80 percent of the nation's coastal wetland loss. Simply put, a large proportion of Louisiana acreage is wetland. Much of the state's economy depends upon wetlands. Find information on causes of wetland loss, definitions of wetlands and wetland functions and values.
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