Louisiana Agriculture & Preservation Society ( LAPS ) launches the proposal for future engagement in a long-term project at the extent to propel in agriculture to promote native species of plants, and trees.
Beyond that, our scope is to integrate historical properties and land,
historical landmarks, plantations that had been used for generations in
farming production. In addition to this, we seek to engage in determining
the factors that could inhibit the coastal erosion and study the Mosaic
disease on sugar cane production.
Our involvement brings to the fore the possibilities of enterprise and
openness for the benefit of Louisiana and its inhabitants, a continuity to
be enjoyed by future generations.
We believe that through our involvement in promoting native species and
by adopting new implementation strategies, we have the opportunity to
work and increase agricultural productivity and health in general.
Nevertheless, we are specialized in agriculture and farming. We want to build
sustainable communities of farmers and endeavour to grow steadily until
we reach a position where we can sustain large communities of local
inhabitants through our biodiversity and ecologically grown crops.
Our company sets the effort to integrate and preserve the cultural
influences of Louisiana with farmland.
In addition to Farmers for Health-Global Initiative, the Louisiana
Agriculture & Preservation Society aims to select and conserve native crop species that have been cultivated and adapted to the environment of Louisiana.
Agriculture is the art and science of soil cultivation, encompassing plant cultivation and livestock rearing and management, whereas farming include crop production, domestic animal husbandry, stock-raising, and other activities.
Planting, processing, and crop refinement has thrived as an integrative system for thousands of years and is regarded as a highly valued craft technique.
All of the principles that govern traditional and contemporary farming are important to us.
1. culinary medicine
2. preservation of Louisiana species
3. restoring and acquiring equipment for use as training facilities for ancient farming techniques
· organic plant medicine, · healing based foods, · herbs, · trees, · plants, · essential oils, · waters/mineral waters/springs
· soil, · seeds to rebalance the body to its natural hemostatic capacity that is the proper alkalinity and phytonutrient maximum extent.
4.Facilities consisting of a group of processes and unit operations in chemical engineering that refines certain materials or transforms raw materials into valuable products.
5. Plant distillation
Through the phases of cultivation, development, caring, and processing, we aim to bring to the fore, aspects of traditional medicine such as plant medicine. Goals for contending the coastal erosion in Louisiana.
One way to address coastal erosion is to cultivate more vegetation in the wetlands of Louisiana. The roots of plants help to preserve soil and avoid soil erosion, thus establishing for the future outcomes vast areas that maintain a proper equilibrium for the washouts of Louisiana's lands. Cultural heritage.
The territory was colonized by France and inhabited by Africans, Spanish, and Caribbean people until it was finally sold to America in 1803 under the Louisiana Purchase.
As such, its population has large communities of Cajun and Creole spanning food, language, and music. The state is colloquial and eclectic, with deep cultural roots,
particularly the case on presentation in New Orleans, being preserved and sustained with unprecedented exuberance. Grand antebellum mansions are, without doubt, the most identifiable structures on all the plantations along the Louisiana River Route.
Therefore, these estates were owned by wealthy planters ' families, they were constructed in whole or in part by brilliant artisans. Heritage preservation will draw the authenticity of its historical sites, awareness location, and cultural experiences.
Heritage buildings and structures assume a key role in defining every community's unique identity.
For present and future generations, their vital heritage of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental welfare must be preserved and/or documented. Our goal also involves cultural development through the preservation, involvement, and promotion of Louisiana's traditions and cultures from Native Americans to Creole, Cajuns, and Acadians. Museums and plantations that have already entered Louisiana's cultural heritage.
We envision that for the next decades, agricultural productivity will increase drastically.
This will be done in a context of resource constraints and a changing global climate, which requires more exceptional adaptive ability and greater resilience in agricultural systems. From small gardens to large vertical forms, and all that is capable of providing food globally to a growing population. Together, these can make a major difference to the world's horticultural landscape.
Therefore, our engagement, which opens up for something innovative, encourages and aims to continue to collaborate with other Appendix Centers and programs to address these problems. We require access to:
· local assemblies that enable the formation and forthgoing history of Louisiana.
Areas of study include:
· Acadian medicine
· Traitor medicine
· Native American medicine
While Louisiana owns 40% of the country's wetlands, it is responsible for roughly 90% of the continental United States' overall coastal marsh decline.
Each year, an estimated 25-35 square miles of wetlands are lost, totaling over one million acres since the turn of the century. Each year, the Barataria and Terrebone Basins lose between 10 and 11 square miles of land, accounting for the majority of land loss.
According to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, if current land loss rates continue, nearly 640,000 additional acres, roughly the size of Rhode Island, would be submerged by 2050.
Coastal erosion is the process through which the sea level rises locally, wears away due to coastal flooding, decisive wave action, and the removal of soil and rocks along the shore. Damages are incurred as a result of coastal erosion. There is a critical need for a rapid, sustainable human reaction to coastal erosion to avoid more damage.
Louisiana's wetlands account for approximately 40% of the continental wetlands in the United States and feature the biggest contiguous wetland system in the lower 48 states. Swamps and marshes comprise the state's wetlands. Swamps are regions that retain water and are densely forested.
In addition to swamp and marshes and the open ocean of the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana's coastal wetland ecosystems also include estuaries, beaches, and barrier islands.
According to 2011 data conducted by the United States (US) Geographical Survey, the Louisiana coastline area has deteriorated by at least 2000 square miles since 1930.
We believe that coastal erosion in Louisiana can be halted by introducing a set of measures.
Our endeavour includes the following measures to prevent coastal erosion by natural means:
Land loss is caused by a combination of natural and human activity. Hurricanes, saltwater intrusion, subsidence, wave erosion, and sea level rise are all natural factors, but human activities are primarily responsible for increased coastal land loss.
There are a number of instances showing the factors that affect the wetlands of Louisiana
The construction of dikes and flood control systems along the Mississippi River altered the river's hydrology, upsetting the balance of gained and lost land.
Coastal excavation is a very invasive operation that rapidly converts wetlands to open water. Through the development of navigation channels, water front property with finger canals, and marinas, land is removed directly.
Subsidence is the process by which the land surface elevation decreases or the land sinks. It arises naturally as a result of the settlement and compacting of soft river sediments.
However, human activities such as groundwater, oil, and natural gas extraction in a coastal area may result in subsidence.
Subsidence can be gradual or quick, depending on the reason, and is typically a local or regional occurrence. Normally, river deltas grow in size through time as a result of sediment deposition.
Both human actions and natural processes contribute to the establishment of conditions conducive to saltwater intrusion.
Dredging and excavation of navigation channels and oil field canals in wetlands creates open channels that allow saltwater to infiltrate deeply into freshwater or low-saline habitats. Salt marsh creatures and flora are distinct from those found in fresh marshes.
For the residents of south Louisiana and other Gulf Coast regions, hurricanes are a way of life. From June through November, the public watches daily weather forecasts for updates on tropical storms building in the Caribbean or Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricanes are extremely powerful rotating storm systems that generate waves, strong currents, and storm surges that alter coastlines, destroy existing structures and infrastructure, and claim lives.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It was the most powerful storm in recorded history to make landfall in the United States. The Pontchartrain Basin lost 40 square miles in a single day, more than the previous decade had lost. Homeowners in portions of Slidell, Louisiana, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast were unable to locate their homes or possessions after being carried away by the 24-foot storm surge.
Hurricane Katrina's eye passed right over the Chandeleur Islands, wreaking havoc. This barrier island series is located just north of the present delta and west of Breton Sound (see figure). According to initial estimations, the Chandeleur islands lost around half of their land area. Five storms have made landfall on these islands in just over a decade. Grand Isle, another barrier island in southeast Louisiana, was also significantly impacted by Katrina's storm surge and strong winds. Along with eroding the coastline, the storm caused severe structural damage to the majority of the island's buildings.
While many barrier islands are attractive tourist sites and have been highly developed, they are fragile ecosystems that are continually changing. Barrier islands play a critical role in storm protection, shielding the mainland from wave action and storm surges.
Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon on August 29, 2021, bringing winds of up to 159 miles per hour and wreaking havoc on a number of coastal communities in south Louisiana, including Ironton, Pointe-au-Chien, Grand Bayou Village, and Houma.
Hurricanes have long posed a threat to coastal populations, but the fast loss of Louisiana's marshes over the last century has rendered these towns increasingly vulnerable.
While coastal wetlands can act as a barrier when hurricane-generated storm surge advances inland, they can be harmed in the process. They occasionally recover. Occasionally, they are irretrievably lost.
Satellite data acquired just days after Ida indicates widespread wetlands destruction in the western part of the Barataria Basin near Larose, Louisiana.
It will take years to determine the full impact of Hurricane Ida's land damage. According to preliminary estimates based on USGS satellite images, 106 square miles of land have been lost. This amount, however, is likely to drop over time as satellite photography indicates which wetlands were able to recover from the storm's effects and which were permanently destroyed.
Mineral sediment from rivers has been proved time and time again to help generate more resilient wetlands that can assist protect communities and recover from storm damage.
The Mississippi Delta is a Fertile Crescent for crops and was also a trading route for spices and foods/goods, which explains why Louisiana has such cultural diversity and a passion for cuisine. The city of soul food.
According to the United Nations Development Programme, the Mississippi River Delta serves as significant transportation, industrial, and human population centre and a provider of ecological services.
Energy production, navigation, fisheries, flood protection for coastal people, and habitat restoration are critical issues that rise concerns A broad base of sophisticated science, engineering, and monitoring is required for the complex environmental management of an extensive river system.
The restoration of the Mississippi River Delta, which is threatened by subsidence, flooding, storm surges, compaction, oil and gas production, and other factors, has emerged as a key national and state priority in recent years.
Therefore we want to examine the landscape and geological characteristics of the Mississippi River Delta that have aided in the successful resource and economic development of a historically significant region of North America, while also recording the Mississippi River Delta's natural resource and environmental dangers.
The economic and urban expansion of the oil and gas sector in the Mississippi River Delta, as well as the construction of levees by the USACE, have all contributed to land subsidence problems.
Environmental issues include land subsidence caused by extensive oil and gas extraction, a lack of sediment deposition in the Mississippi River Delta as a result of a levee system, hurricane-related coastal erosion, untreated and treated wastewater discharge, recurrent flooding, and water contamination.
We believe that cultural heritages such as museums, historic sties, scenic highways and byways, and agricultural fairs and festivals can be the repreentatives of the importance of agriculture for the Delta, among others, would be used for enforcing our nedeavour especially when joinging forces with the overencompassing Human Infrastructure Project.
With over 4 million acres, the Mississippi Delta is one of the largest contiguous agricultural districts in the United States.
Under proper management, this region is agronomically quite fruitful.
Furthermore, the area's near-level topography is ideal for large-scale mechanised agriculture.
Cotton, soybeans, rice, corn, small grain, forage, vegetables, and catfish are among the Mississippi Delta's major agricultural operations.
Not all freshwater marshes in Louisiana are floating; in fact, several locations along the state's coast have highly organic, poor soils. However, not all freshwater marshes have impoverished soils. Mineral debris from the Atchafalaya River has created a healthy delta in the Wax Lake Delta, which nourishes freshwater flora. Despite the fact that numerous hurricanes have passed through that region, the marshes have not lost considerable permanent wetland cover.
The Atchafalaya basin and spillway are a crucial part of Louisiana history and agriculture paradigm and land projects.
Because also the basis is to apply for funding for the Acadians historical preservation, due to treaties and land grabs tha change the narrative of people's nomadic and existence of the land.
The Atchafalaya Basin and surrounding plain of the Atchafalaya River are densely forested with bayous, bald cypress swamps, and marshes that transition to brackish estuary conditions and end in the Spartina grass marshes where the Atchafalaya River meets the Gulf of Mexico. It encompasses the Lower Atchafalaya River, the Wax Lake Outlet, Atchafalaya Bay, and the navigation channel connecting the Atchafalaya River with bayous Chêne, Boeuf, and Black.
Throughout the Holocene epoch, the Atchafalaya Basin has had a long association with the Mississippi River, and the geology of the present basin is a direct result of that relationship.The Atchafalaya Basin was produced by three ancient depositional lobes of the Mississippi River Delta Plain (Sale-Cypremort, Teche, and Lafourche lobes), and active delta lobe development is still occurring around the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and Wax Lake Outlet. The existing basin's geology was shaped by the Atchafalaya River's water and sediment flows into open water areas via relict Mississippi River distributary channels.
The foundation of agricultural section or "culture" and the biodiversity associated with it are at risk due to a lack of promotion of diversified, environmentally friendly farming and integrated management practises, as well as a neglect of research and development, as well as rural services for indigenous and ingenious agricultural systems.
Other issues and threats that must be addressed include the erosion of rural values, which is closely linked to out-migration and the loss of youth, resource overexploitation and declining productivity, and the importation of exotic domesticated cultivars, which results in severe genetic erosion and the loss of indigenous knowledge systems.
There are spillover effects on wild biodiversity in some areas as a result of marginalisation and increased poverty in productive landscapes.
The entry of global commodity-driven markets frequently places local producers or communities in polders and chinampas in direct competition with agricultural products produced intensively and frequently subsidised.
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