Compendium of Coastal, Wetland, and Restoration Information


Maps of coastal Louisiana restoration projects, pre- and post- hurricane, land loss, aerial photographs and teaching aids.

Habitat Changes in the Lower Barataria-Terrebonne Estuarine Basins 1956-2000 (BTNEP)
A series of four maps in one poster depicting the loss of wetlands in an area mapped during the following years: 1956, 1978, 1988, & 2000. Obtain from BTNEP, call 800-259-0869.

2003 Land Loss Maps of Coastal Louisiana: 1994 Land Loss Maps (CWPPRA/USGS)
100+ years of land change for coastal Louisiana and Southeast Coastal Louisiana.

Land Loss Animations of Coastal Louisiana (CWPPRA/USGS)
Louisiana’s CWPPRA Basins, click on parish map.

Louisiana Wetlands Disappearing (AAPG)
Map showing subsidence in different areas of Louisiana at an inch/year ratio (Visual Simulation).

Satellite Imagery of Louisiana (CWPPRA/USGS)
Satellite imagery showing Louisiana.

Wetland Education Through Maps and Ariel Photography. Seven areas: Avery Island, Cocodrie, False River, Golden Meadow, Martello Castle, North Shore (Lake Pontchartrain) & the Red River have been completed and are ready for teacher use in the Louisiana area. An activity set has also been done for Mobile Bay, AL.

National Estuary Program Map (BTNEP)
Shows the watersheds of the National Estuaries including Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary.

Southeastern Louisiana: Lake Pontchartrain and Manchac area

  • Black and white image of the western 1/2 of Lake Pontchartrain, including portions of Lake
    Maurepas, the cities of Mandeville, Ponchatoula, and the lakeshores of Metairie and Kenner. 27
    mb tiff file
    (may require Quicktime plug-in). The same image in jpeg format 2.7 mb .jpg file
  • Colorized thematic mapper image of the Manchac WMA 25 mb tiff file (requires Quicktime plugin).
    The same image in jpeg format 1.4 mb .jpg file

Land Changes (USGS)
Land changes for coastal Louisiana and Pre-2005 Data, NWRC Wetland maps, info, animations of wetland loss projections, more

Louisiana Land Loss Facts
Four maps on the same page that depict the land loss in Louisiana (1839, 1870, 1993, 2020).

Sea Floor Mapping (NOAA)
Join Cobalt, the Sea Floor Detective, and Saftey Seagull as they explain how scientists map the ocean floor, what nautical charts are and how their used, and why this information is so important. Contains animations, movies, fun facts, and much, more. Grades 3-5.

Biodiversity 911
Why do we really need all those plant and animal species? Does it really make a difference if another is lost to extinction? Learn of the many factors that affect habitat and how individuals can make a positive impact. Games, activities and tips.

Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (WWF/TNC)
Covering virtually all freshwater habitats on Earth, this first-ever ecoregion map, together with associated species data, is a useful tool for underpinning global and regional conservation planning efforts, particularly to identify outstanding and imperiled freshwater systems; for serving as a logical framework for large-scale conservation strategies; and for providing a global-scale knowledge base for increasing freshwater biogeographic literacy.

Map Puzzles (SEA)
Students make puzzles from world maps, dramatizing how much of the globe is covered by ocean.

Lessons on the Lake Maps (USGS)
Compilation of maps by Lake Pontchartrain Basin foundation for use with their lessons or independently.

Gulf of Mexico Shoreline Change Map (USGS)
USGS Gulf of Mexico detailing the changes of the Louisiana and surrounding coastlines.

Subsidence and Sea-Level Rise in Southeastern Louisiana: Implications for Coastal Management and Restoration (USGS)
Data on subsidence in southeastern Louisiana. A colored map accompanies the text.