Wetland Loss Mapped in Louisiana

A project is under way to map the land loss in Louisiana’s wetlands, the Daily Comet reports. The wetlands were last mapped in 1988 under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Center’s National Wetland Inventory; with several significant hurricanes since then, and that, coupled with the usual annual loss rate, means that a lot has changed since then. The maps are being developed by the National Wetland Inventory and the USGS’s National Wetlands Research Center.