In the middle of a Tangipahoa Parish swamp, the last uncut primary growth cypress forest in Louisiana stands strong.
photo by John Hazlett
The Mark of Cane
An insect the size of a pepper flake could drastically accelerate already-dire rates of coastal erosion.
photo by Chris Battaglia
Louisiana's Whooping Cranes
Louisiana’s whooping crane population finds surprising new habitat, but still struggles to thrive
Camping in the Atchafalaya Basin
If you plan to camp in the basin, best pack your hammock
photo by Pippin Frisbie-Calder
Brushing Shoulders with Walter Anderson
Primitive camping on storied, isolated Horn Island still kindles artistic spirits
photo by James Carey
The Hidden World of Coastal Louisiana's
the microorganisms that populate the coast help create one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet
print by Pippin Frisbie-Calder
Unlike almost every other place along the Louisiana coast, land is growing, not disappearing, at the base of this old canal.
photo by Lucius Fontenot
The Strange Ingredient
for Making New Wetlands
Scientists are fertilizing wetlands across Louisiana with treated sewage
A Different Kind of Christmas Tree
How the Black Willow fuels the fire of a great Mississippi River tradition
Pipeline Protests Roil Atchafalaya
The swamp encampments are a half-hour boat ride or more from the nearest road. They’re surrounded by spiders, gators, forest, and water, as well as pipeline workers and the armed guards hired to protect those workers.
photo by Laura Borealis
Loading More Guys
Shining a light on gay dating in the app age
illustrations by Ryan Blackwood
Rough Seas in the Atchafalaya Basin
Water protectors there are enraged at the company’s hostility towards indigenous communities, both in Louisiana and in North Dakota, where the same company built the Dakota Access Pipeline.