Compendium of Coastal, Wetland, and Restoration Information

Maps

LA Coast Maps (CWPPRA/USGS)
http://www.lacoast.gov/maps/
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)
http://www.btnep.org
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)
http://www.lacoast.gov/maps/2003landloss/index.htm
100+ years of land change for coastal Louisiana and Southeast Coastal Louisiana.

Land Loss Animations of Coastal Louisiana (CWPPRA/USGS)
http://www.lacoast.gov/maps/animations/index.htm
Louisiana’s CWPPRA Basins, click on parish map.

Louisiana Wetlands Disappearing (AAPG)
http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2007/01jan/subsidence_map.cfm
Map showing subsidence in different areas of Louisiana at an inch/year ratio (Visual Simulation).

Satellite Imagery of Louisiana (CWPPRA/USGS)
http://www.lacoast.gov/maps/lastate.htm
Satellite imagery showing Louisiana.

WETMAAP
http://www.wetmaap.org/
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)
http://www.ccshost.com/btnep_educators/client_files/editor_files/The%20BTNE%20Watershed.pdf
Shows the watersheds of the National Estuaries including Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary.

Southeastern Louisiana: Lake Pontchartrain and Manchac area
http://www.selu.edu/acad_research/programs/turtle_cove/index.html

  • 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)
http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/special/landloss.htm
Land changes for coastal Louisiana and Pre-2005 Data, NWRC Wetland maps, info, animations of wetland loss projections, more

Louisiana Land Loss Facts
http://www.slld.net/csimage.html
Four maps on the same page that depict the land loss in Louisiana (1839, 1870, 1993, 2020).

Sea Floor Mapping (NOAA)
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education_new/seafloor-mapping
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
http://www.biodiversity911.org/
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)
http://www.feow.org/index.php
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)
http://www.sea.edu/academics/k12.asp?plan=mappuzzles
Students make puzzles from world maps, dramatizing how much of the globe is covered by ocean.

Lessons on the Lake Maps (USGS)
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-805/lessons/appendix/index.htm
Compilation of maps by Lake Pontchartrain Basin foundation for use with their lessons or independently.

Gulf of Mexico Shoreline Change Map (USGS)
http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/ArcIMS/Website/usa/GoMex/shoreline_change/viewer.htm
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)
http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/LA-subsidence/
Data on subsidence in southeastern Louisiana. A colored map accompanies the text.