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Coastal Marsh Die-Back Conference

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The USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA, along with several government agencies and the private sector is sponsoring a conference in response to the unprecedented and widespread marsh die-back affecting Louisiana and parts of Texas and Florida. Scientists, government and university representatives and private citizens will meet to share information and propose remedies for the "brown marsh phenomenon," an unusually extensive and rapidly spreading browning of the normally lush green saltwater marsh grass Spartina alterniflora, known more commonly as oyster grass or smooth cordgrass. The conference, "Coastal Marsh Die-Back in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Extent, Causes, Consequences, and Remedies," will be held January 11th-12th, 2001, at the Radisson Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA. USGS Director Chip Groat will be the Plenary Speaker.

For more information about the meeting, see the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Web site at http://www.Lacoast.gov/brownmarsh, or contact Gaye Farris at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center (337-266-8540).

Related Web Sites
Brown Marsh Phenomenon
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
National Wetlands Research Center
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