Our Recent Press

Lost Lands: Not Your Average Swamp Tour

Feb 16, 2016

Louisiana’s shrinking wetlands can feel like a far-away concept, but Lost Lands brings it to life through breathtaking guided kayak tours. Originally published on GoNOLA.com on February 15th, 2016. Click here to read the original article. Did you know Louisiana is home to the nation’s most productive coastal wetland, the estuary of the Mississippi River? […]

Losing Ground: Louisiana’s Moon Shot

Dec 16, 2014

This story is second in a two-part series on Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing coastline. View the project here. AS BRIG. GEN DUKE DELUCA WRAPPED up his 32-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in August, he contemplated the key to Louisiana’s massive, 50-year, $50 billion effort to prevent the southeastern portion of the state […]

Louisiana Lost Lands Tours

Nov 20, 2014

Originally posted in St Charles Magazine on November, 2014. View original post here. BY LINDSAY MACK Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours L3C offers a unique take on the traditional swamp tour. Winding through the wetlands, this tour showcases the beauty of the area’s natural ecosystems. While experiencing a different side of Louisiana via kayak, motorboat […]

Losing Ground

Aug 28, 2014

Louisiana Lost Lands Tours lead tour guide Bob Marshall worked on this as a joint project between ProPublica and The Lens. The past and future loss of Louisiana is displayed in detailed time lapse maps with accompanying explanations and oral histories bringing the unfolding crisis to life.

See the finalists and vote: Which environmental company do you want to meet?

Aug 18, 2014

Originally posted on Nola.com. View original post and vote here. Business and economic strategists around New Orleans say an environmental industry stoked by necessity — grappling with hurricanes, flooding, sinking land and coastal erosion —  could turn out to be one of our main drivers of prosperity. The expertise and technology cultivated here, the reasoning […]

How to Save a Sinking City

Jun 10, 2013

  Originally published in The Nation on Sunday, June 09, 2013, 02:40 PM. View original article here. How to Save a Sinking City: Innovative land management in New Orleans could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage. LEE CELANO/REUTERS Houses surrounded by wetlands in Myrtle Grove, south of New Orleans by ROBERTA BRANDES GRATZ Bob Marshall […]

WWNO To Examine Coastal Land Loss In New Series

May 13, 2013

Rising sea levels threaten communities on every American coastline, but none more so than Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, where every hour a football field’s worth of marsh disappears. On Monday May 13, WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio, will begin a series of features examining the causes of the vanishing coast, the impact on the state and […]

On Eve of Oscar Bid by “Beasts of Southern Wild,” New Report Finds Louisiana Sea Level Rise Fastest in World

Feb 25, 2013

By Tom Yulsman for Discover Magazine. View original post here. Part of the problem comes from damning along the Mississippi, and construction of levees, which prevent sediment from flooding out into the wetlands like they once did. The result: As the mud of the marshes naturally sinks under its own weight, it is not being […]

Lost Lands Tours

Feb 13, 2013

Lost Lands Environmental Tours is a new company offering boat tours of the area’s coastal wetlands as a combination of eco-tourism, education and recreation.

kayak new orleans

Super Nola: Insider’s tour of New Orleans

Feb 13, 2013

Good swamp tours are available within an hour of the city. But the new Lost Lands Environmental Tours (http://www.lostlandstours.org) gives a close-up of the disappearing wetlands that’s well worth the price; tours begin at $90 a person.