Outrunning the Anthropocene?

March 5th, 2020

Ian Gray on the effects of coastal land loss for communities such as the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe.

Countering coastal land loss by the rapid restoration of salt marshes

The main driver behind the movement of soil is human activity. In southern Louisiana, the engineered orchestration of the flow of sediments through water manifests in coastal land loss. In this piece, Ian Gray looks at the State’s comprehensive coastal restoration plan to discuss how attempts to restore the Louisiana coast often turn a blind eye to the impacts of the petrol industry—and its detrimental effects on coastal land and their communities, such as Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe.