Archive for the ‘restoration projects’ Tag

How does an endangered plant garden grow?

In my last post, I talked about some of the challenges facing endangered plant species as crucial elements of the ecosystems they inhabit, such as regular fires or insect pollinators, were lost. This may very well be the tip of the iceberg when you consider that imbalances within ecosystems can also result from too much […]

Getting your hands wet

Many of the salt marsh and barrier island restoration projects I’ve described in previous posts are pretty big scale- it would be challenging for an individual to plan and carry out offshore dredging or large-scale marsh terrace construction. But is there a way to contribute in some small fashion to these bigger projects? Given how […]

A messy topic

Where I am in Louisiana, when it rains there are standing puddles for a few days- the terrain is pretty flat and a short drive will take me to the coast. Consequently, flooding from extreme weather (such as hurricanes) is always a concern. At the same time this is a very productive environment- we’re currently […]