Along Gulf Coast, Talk Of Restoring Wetlands
by Andrea Hsu
Researchers want the Gulf Coast’s wetlands to look more like Louisiana’s Lafitte Cypress Swamp (pictured). It is thought the wetlands will serve as a speed bump
against major storms.
All Things Considered, August 5, 2008 · Researchers working along the Gulf Coast are proposing the restoration of the region’s wetlands, which act as a natural speed
bump for storms. The plan is part of discussions of how best to protect against another hurricane.
Students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are studying a 430-acre triangle within New Orleans’ Bayou Bienvenue. Their work is part of a proposal aimed at
restoring a cypress swamp.