The latest news, updates and events from our campaign to protect and restore the Mississippi River Delta.

La CPRA Hosts Public Meetings on Draft Coastal Plan

Sportman’s Paradise is like few other places in the world in terms of its abundance and diversity of fish and wildlife. Sadly, the tapestry is unraveling as Louisiana’s coast vanishes. Recently, Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released its draft of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan — a plan that serves as the blueprint for the state's coastal restoration and protection activities.

ICAST 2012 – America’s Sportfishing Industry Supports Restoring the Delta

Vanishing Paradise recently went to ICAST 2012 in Orlando, Florida to talk to pros Mike Iaconelli and Greg Watts and other industry leaders about restoring the Mississippi River Delta.

Late Summer Fishing in Delacroix, La.

Fishing for bass and redfish in Lake Lery, Delacroix, Louisiana in August 2012 with Chris Macaluso of Vanishing Paradise.

Redfish in Lake Borgne with the Vanishing Paradise team

Chris Hunt of Trout Unlimited and John Gale from National Wildlife Federation join Vanishing Paradise's Chris Macaluso for early December Redfish action in the Biloxi Marsh, Louisiana

Louisiana Fishing

Recreational fishing is big business in Louisiana, generating more than $3 billion in economic impact every year. In some places in the state, it is possible to set out from one dock and catch everything from largemouth bass to yellowfin tuna.


Louisiana Hunting

Louisiana is called Sportsman's Paradise for a reason. The diversity of habitats provide homes for an abundance of migratory and year-round wildlife supporting a robust wildlife tourism industry that attracts sportsmen and women from across the nation.


The Mississippi River Delta

The wetlands, estuaries, and barrier islands of the Mississippi River Delta provide habitat for migratory birds, waterfowl, economically important finfish and shellfish, and more. However, the delta is experiencing the highest rate of wetland loss in the United States--losing a football field of marsh every hour.


Nearly $370 Million Announced for Gulf Coast Restoration Projects

Funding to Support 24 Projects Across Gulf States (New Orleans – November 15, 2016) Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) approved a nearly $370 million investment in 24 Gulf Coast restoration projects. The projects are selected based on their ability to repair damaged areas and reduce the risk of future harm to natural resources affected by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

U.S. Senate Coastal Issues Forum in Baton Rouge

Coastal land loss is one of the most important issues facing Louisiana. This week you can learn firsthand how our next senator plans to deal with challenges and opportunities related to coastal restoration. Our friends, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, is hosting a US Senate Coastal Issues Forum in Baton Rouge.

Abundant Opportunities to Comment on Restoration This Fall

This autumn is packed with opportunities to weigh in on restoration plans in Louisiana and throughout the Gulf. Now is an important time to show your support for strong restoration plans, based on the best science, which will do the most good for the Gulf and our Louisiana coast. 

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