You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. › Louisiana Wetland Loss and Sea Level Rise Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Templet, P., & Meyer-Arendt, K. J. (1987). Louisiana Wetland Loss and Sea Level Rise: A Regional Management Approach to the Problem. Mitigation Of Impacts And Losses. Download PDF Louisiana Wetland Loss and Sea Level Rise Details Type Conference Presentation Title Louisiana Wetland Loss and Sea Level Rise: A Regional Management Approach to the Problem Contributor(s) Templet, Paul (author)Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. (author) Located In Mitigation of Impacts and Losses Date 1987 Notes Mitigation of Impacts and Losses. Proceedings of the National Wetland Symposium, New Orleans, October 8-10. 1986, ASWM Technical Report 3. pp. 230-237, (1987). Abstract The Mississippi River deltaic plain of southern Louisiana is one of the most productive ecosystems in the United States. Created from sediments deposited by a river system that drains 41 % of the United States, the deltaic plain contains a similar percentage of the nation's coastal wetlands. As a consequence, the annual biological productivity is quite high •• fish and shellfish are the leading commercial products, and each year Louisiana ranks first in the United States in tonnage of fisheries landings -- over 1 billion pound$ annually. Many Louisianans who live along the low natural levees of former Mississippi River channels and distributaries have traditionally made their living by harvesting the abundant resources of the local environment.