The story of the loss of America's WETLAND is complex. It did
not happen overnight, and is not a product of one or a few events.
It is a combination of a variety of natural processes, made worse
by some well-meaning activities of humans.
The following index will take you through a discussion of the
many aspects of the ecology of the coastal ecosystem, how it
is supposed to work, what it is actually doing, how humans have
thrown a monkey wrench into the system, and how humans are trying
to recover the values of the wetlands which have been and may