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  • Refuge ties 'gator hunt permit to killing invasive rodents

    July 19, 2016 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At one national wildlife refuge in Louisiana, hunters who want to go after alligator must first kill 500 invasive rodents that threaten the wetlands where both live. Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge Assistant Manager Brian Pember says it helps keep prolific nutria under control at the 4,200-acre... more »
  • Proposed Comite River Diversion Canal gets land boost

    May 10, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal have purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands to offset the ecological impact of the construction. The $1.5 million purchase last week is by far the largest land buy so far. While the deal... more »
  • High court sympathetic to property owners in wetlands case

    March 30, 2016 1:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seems likely to make it easier for private landowners to challenge the federal government's designation of property as protected wetlands. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case involving a Minnesota company that says it has no effective means to contest an Army Corps of... more »
  • Lafourche project would improve wetlands east of Leeville

    September 14, 2015 11:48 AM

    LEEVILLE - Lafourche Parish's plan for Restore Act money proposes setting aside $270,550 for engineering and permitting to build new wetlands, restore degraded marsh and reduce wave erosion along Louisiana Highway 1 east of Leeville. The Daily Comet reports the parish's multi-year plan, open for public comment on the parish's... more »
  • Corps rejects request for new public hearing on Helis' plans

    January 22, 2015 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has dealt a setback to opponents of a proposed St. Tammany Parish oil well when it denied a request for a public hearing on the oil company's application for a wetlands permit. Attorneys for the group Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany... more »
  • Ag commissioner seeks preservation of La. farmland

    July 28, 2014 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top agriculture official is concerned about the loss of farmland in the state. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Monday that 15,000 acres of farmland in Calcasieu and St. Charles parishes have been lost in the last year to wetlands mitigation projects. In St. Charles Parish, landowners... more »

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