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 The Atchafalaya Basin: America's River of Trees

The Atchafalaya Basin is the basin of the Atchafalaya River, a 135-mile long natural distributary of the Mississippi River that empties into the Gulf of Mexico and is the only growing delta in Louisiana. The Basin includes some 1.4 million acres, and contains the largest contiguous bottomland hardwood forest in North America. Situated at the mouth of North America's most important flyway for migratory birds, the Basin supports a rich biodiversity including more than 300 bird species, over 40 species of mammals, more than 40 reptilian species, and over 20 amphibian species. As habitat to about 100 species of fish and shellfish, the Atchafalaya Basin is culturally and commercially important, especially for the French-speaking Cajun fishermen of this area. 


Greg Guirard
Greg Guirard
Greg Guirard
Greg Guirard
Greg Guirard
Greg Guirard
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper
P.O. Box 410
Plaquemine, LA 70765 basinkeeper@gmail.com
cell: 225-685-9439
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