Restore vs. Retreat: Securing ecosystem services provided by coastal Louisiana (Page 1)  
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Restore vs. Retreat: Securing ecosystem services provided by coastal Louisiana

This newsletter is based on the findings of the Conceptual Ecological Model Focus Group—March 2006 and considers restoration options in the context of the valuable national ecosystem services supplied from Coastal Louisiana. Ecosystem goods & services provided to Louisiana & the nation by coastal landscapes include wildlife & fisheries habitat, support for petrochemical production,improved water quality & flood protection, ecotourism & aesthetic appeal. The flood protection afforded by intact coastal lanes is a key aspect of coastal Louisiana restoration; however, the multitude of ecological services provided by intact coastal landscapes produces the most compelling argument for an integrated & comprehensive restoration plan.

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Date Published2007-02-05
TypeNewsletter
ProjectLouisiana Sea Level Rise
Location(s)Coastal Louisiana
Number of Pages3
Filesize6 MB
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