NWNL Press

NWNL Press

The Atchafalaya River Basin:
History and Ecology of an American Wetland

by Bryan P. Piazza (Texas A&M University Press, 2014)

Photos by NWNL’s Alison M. Jones appear in this important account of one of North America’s most important ecosystems. The book describes the Atchafalaya River Basin, why it is important, how its hydrology and natural habitats have been managed, its current state, and how we can ensure its survival.

Author Bryan P. Piazza is director of freshwater and marine science at The Nature Conservancy, Louisiana, based in Baton Rouge, where he leads the applied science program in support of conservation projects across the Gulf states. He also serves as a consultant, providing technical and scientific advice on a range of environmental damage, restoration, and compliance issues.

To read more about the book, its author and reviews received, please visit The Nature Conservancy’s website. There’s a Purchase link at the bottom of that page; or one can go directly to this book’s link at Amazon Books. It is certainly a worthwhile book that deserves a permanent space on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Louisiana, the Atchafalaya Basin or watershed issues in general.