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#44-Saving America's Wetlands: Strategies for Restoration of Louisiana's

         Coastal Wetlands & Barrier Islands (2005) [Finkl & Khalil]


-The surface of Louisiana may properly be divided into two parts, the uplands and the alluvial. The alluvial region includes low swamp lands, coastal marsh & wetlands, beaches, and barrier islands that cover approximately 52,000 sq km (~20,000 sq mi). This area lies principally along the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River, which traverses the state from north to south for a distance of about 1,000 km (600 mi). This JCR Special Issue offers many effective strategies for restoring this essential habitat to a more sustainable level, which is ultimately beneficial for both the state of Louisiana and for the balance of the entire Gulf region. In addition to the Journal of Coastal Research's Editor-in-Chief (Dr. Charles W. Finkl), Mr. Syed Khalil, coastal expert with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, served as a principal editor for this Special Issue.   


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