WASHINGTON, DC—Resources for the Future (RFF) today released a new installment of Resources Radio: “A Master Plan for Protecting Louisiana's Coast, with Denise Reed.”
Host Kristin Hayes talks with Denise Reed, an internationally recognized expert in coastal marsh sustainability. Dr. Reed explains the challenges of wetland management, specifically in the Mississippi River Delta, and discusses the nuances of Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan.
Notable quotes from the podcast:
- “What I often say is that trying to work out why a particular piece of wetland converted to open water—it's like doing an autopsy without the body. You know what the end result is, but you weren't actually there to see it.”—Denise Reed (13:35)
- “The reality of this, though, for both the protection side and the restoration side is . . . it's not about 'Do we need marsh creation or do we need sediment diversions. Do we need levees or do we need non-structural?' We need everything.”—Denise Reed (22:48)
- “The planning process in and of itself takes a lot of time and a lot of resources, but I think you find that it's paid off.”—Denise Reed (28:24)
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