Endangered Cemetery Book Available in Fall

October 9th, 2017 by mdufour

A new Sea Grant supported book will make its debut on Oct. 28 at the Louisiana Book Festival. Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries, published by University Press of Mississippi in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant, is part of the America’s Third Coast book series. Authored by Jessica H. Schexnayder and Mary H. Manhein, Fragile Grounds […]

Phragmites Scale Newest Coastal Threat

October 4th, 2017 by mdufour

The Louisiana coast is no stranger to environmental challenges, but the threat to roseau cane (Phragmites australis) is new. About a year ago, Plaquemines Parish residents started to notice something different about the usual dense, green coast: It was thinning and browning. Roseau cane is integral to protecting the marsh from erosion because of its […]

On Sept. 22, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) held its annual Coastal Connections Competition on the Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge campus. It drew an applicant pool of 17 students representing four different departments. After whittling the field down, 12 students presented their work and its implications to a public audience. Coastal Connections encourages graduate students to […]

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill released around 172 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf in 2010. In the following months, responders used every tool at their disposal to remove what they could from the environment. Simultaneously, scientists worked to track the path of what remained. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program’s […]

A new website is available to help communities better understand how to create a Program for Public Information (PPI) and earn outreach points under the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS). Points earned through the CRS help improve a community’s rating and can lead to discounted flood insurance premiums. The website can be […]

LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant, as part of Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF), will host a Market Ready workshop for fishermen, dock owners and processors that presents key business techniques to improve the quality of harvest and to make their seafood ready for market or retail. The event is scheduled for July 24, 9:30 am […]

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) will have four Knauss Fellows in Washington D.C., in 2018 – a first. “This is truly an honor for Louisiana Sea Grant,” said Robert Twilley, LSG executive director. “We’ve typically had one, sometimes two fellows in any given class. For us to have four is unprecedented. I can’t […]

A national conservation success story has emerged from an unlikely place – the swamps of Louisiana. The reversal of fortune seen with the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) illustrates the benefit of allowing economic and environmental interests to work in tandem. Amid concerns of a population decline, Louisiana closed its alligator harvest in 1962. The alligator […]