The Loss of Wetland Eco Systems in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Associated with Population Increases


  1. Reproduce the 1950 and 1990 maps of wetland loss located in the Appendix.

  2. Reproduce Worksheet 2 which outlines a few questions related to resource allocation and land use problems surrounding the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.

It becomes apparent from comparing these two maps that the wetland losses in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin are associated with very specific aspects of the population increases our region has experienced in the past 40 years. As the population rose, the wild areas surrounding the population growth decreased. Use the worksheet to explore some of the topics associated with this dramatic loss.

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