Tag Archives: Louisiana

Official Status of BP Settlement Means Conservation Can Finally Roll On

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A few signatures kick off the next phase of oil spill recovery that could revive long-term habitat health in the Gulf BP and a federal judge have finally made it official—the historic settlement between the states, the federal government, and BP has been signed. Now, the Gulf of Mexico’s fish, wildlife, and habitat—not to mention […]

Sculpting With Sand: How Oil Spill Penalties Are Bringing Back Vanishing Dunes and Beaches

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Countless anglers leaving from Grand Isle and Port Fourchon in the late-spring and summer venture to Elmer’s Island, and the adjacent Fourchon Beach, each year in search of speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and the occasional drag-screaming jack crevalle. Others go there simply to put out crab lines and enjoy a relaxing day of beachcombing and […]

Trouble in Louisiana’s sportsman’s paradise

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Though southern Louisiana rarely endures the nastiness winter dishes out to most of the nation, it still gets cold enough across coastal marshes to give even the hardiest speckled trout lockjaw. Die-hard speck anglers generally hang up their popping corks and topwaters and spend January and February oiling reels and changing line—except those who fish […]

Atchafalaya Basin: Uniquely Louisiana

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South Louisiana is covered with swamps. Spanish Moss-draped cypress trees, drooping willow-lined bayou banks, mucky, murky backwaters and palmetto-laced ridges make up as much of the landscape as sugar cane fields, oak-tree bottoms, towns and cities. The swamps go by uniquely Louisiana names like Maurepas, Des Allemands, LaBranche and Bonnet Carre. While all of Southern […]