Citizen Science Project: Analyzing Patterns of Land Loss in the Gulf

Concerned about Climate Change? Help Healthy Gulf map land loss in the Gulf and protect vital wetlands at

If you can see it, you can change it. That’s why HealthyGulf has partnered with and Northeastern University to create Land Loss Lookout, which can train your eye to see how climate change is drowning Louisiana’s wetlands.

On Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, the Mississippi River Delta has grown into one of the most fertile landscapes in the world.  Despite this economic and biological value, this delta has seen some of the largest ecosystem losses on record, including over 400 square miles of marshland lost to oil and gas activity (USGS Ofr 00-418). From New Orleans to Lake Charles, Louisiana is a much safer place from powerful storms of the Gulf with our wetlands than without (CPRA). In addition, now, faster than ever, the sea is rising, drowning even more land (CPRA). Read more about JPB Senior Fellow Sara Ann Wylie project.