NGI Researcher Completes Survey on Louisiana Wetlands

Geosystems Research Institute
April 23, 2013


Mississippi State University environmental economist Dan Petrolia, an associate professor in agricultural economics and Louisiana native, recently completed a national survey on Americans' willingness to pay for restoration of Louisiana's coastal wetlands which are disappearing every year.

The study was designed to estimate survey respondents' willingness to pay for large-scale restoration projects in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in coastal Louisiana. The estuary encompasses 4.2 million acres of wetlands, ridges, forests, farmlands and communities between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basins in southeast Louisiana.

View the full article in Mississippi Business Journal.



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