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  • Vanishing Paradise : Press Room
    the Gulf ecosystem in order to also achieve economic restoration in the region read more Feb 24 Gulf Oil Spill Case BP Needs to Be Held Accountable BP is facing tens of billions of dollars in penalties as the U S Department of Justice and the British oil giant get ready to start trial Monday over civil charges stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill However a recent report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that the Department of Justice may be considering read more Jan 15 2013 Conservation Pro Staff Announced Hunters and anglers from across the country will advocate for the Mississippi River Delta The Vanishing Paradise coalition is taking a huge step forward by announcing the makeup of its 30 member promotional staff Land Tawney who manages Vanishing Paradise on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation says the group of volunteer leaders will read more Jan 02 Vanishing Paradise Names Advisory Council Members of the council have a real passion for the outdoors and a proven record of success Today Vanishing Paradise announced the members of its new advisory council which is made up of a dozen conservation leaders from across the United States Land Tawney who manages the Vanishing Paradise coalition on behalf of the National read more Dec 04 Duck Commander Urges Restoration of Mississippi River Delta s Imperiled Wetlands Duck Commander a world leader in the manufacture of duck calls and waterfowl hunting equipment and the company featured in the A E television program Duck Dynasty recently added its name to a list of more than 800 businesses and organizations to sign a letter urging Congress to support the restoration of the Mississippi River Delta s imperiled read more Oct 17 Ducks Unlimited Scientist Recognized by Wildlife Society FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17 2012 Ducks Unlimited director of science and public policy Tom Moorman Ph D has won The Wildlife Society s TWS 2012 Jim McDonough Award Moorman received the award at the TWS annual conference in Portland Ore on Monday Oct 15 Dr Moorman came into the public spotlight as the leader of DU s read more Sep 25 National Poll of Hunters and Anglers Shows Overwhelming Support for Gulf Clean up FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baton Rouge LA September 25 2012 Sportsmen and women want fines from 2010 Gulf oil disaster used to restore critical coastal ecosystems A new national poll released today shows that hunters and anglers prioritize protecting the Gulf ecosystem and using fines paid by BP and other parties responsible for the 2010 Gulf read more Jun 28 National Sportsman s Group Hails Congressional Progress on RESTORE Act Legislation will dedicate 5 to 21 billion to Gulf Coast restoration Today the coalition of more than 700 national state and local hunting and fishing organizations and businesses that is Vanishing Paradise praised the Senate and House for reaching an agreement on a Surface Transportation Extension Act conference report that includes the RESTORE Act The read more May 22 The Coastal Master

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Factsheets & Reports
    River Delta coalition Featured Article Hal Herring s article Somewhere in the Delta first appeared as a special insert of the September 2015 issue of the Louisiana Sportsman Digital version now available on issuu magazine app Use the scrollbar on the footer menu to zoom in or out on a page About Our Mission Advisory Council Pro Staff Sponsors News Media Employment Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Video Library
    featuring Vanishing Paradise Watch Conservation Corner on SportingDog Adventures Vanishing Paradise Channel From great hunting spots in Louisiana to sportsmen urging coastal restoration check out these fun and informative videos produced by Vanishing Paradise You May Also Be Interested In These Videos Vanishing Paradise Why the Mississippi Delta is Being Washed Away Welcome to the Louisiana Delta Vanishing Paradise Special Report Habitat Destruction on the Gulf Coast Vanishing Paradise campaign The Outdoor Kitchen Show MaXXed Out Guides supports Vanishing Paradise AUG 2011 Graham from MaXXed Out Guides discusses why he supports Vanishing Paradise 1m20s Watch Fish Schtick Vanishing Paradise Interviewed MAR 2011 At the 2011 Bassmaster Classic Teeg interviewed several guests including the guys from Vanishing Paradise 3m30s Watch About Our Mission Advisory Council Pro Staff Sponsors News Media Employment Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27 16 The Bonnet Carré Provides Plenty of Recreational Opportunities 04 14 16 Register for Conservation on Tap April 20th 04 06 16 Florida Bay A Vision of Paradise in Decline Vanishing Paradise was launched in 2009 by Ducks Unlimited and National Wildlife Federation to advocate for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta by nationalizing the issue The Vanishing Paradise team remains committed

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  • Vanishing Paradise : News & Updates
    2010 Deepwater Horizon settlement Join us at NOLA Brewing Co and find out about the opportunities and risks of this game changing funding source Brewery tour and read more Nov 25 A Year of Coastal Restoration Milestones The Gulf Coast ecosystem and Louisiana s Mississippi River Delta is a region in dire need of comprehensive restoration We all know the harrowing statistic facing coastal Louisiana every hour a football field of land vanishes off the coast According to historical averages Louisiana loses 16 to 25 square miles per year The rest of the read more Nov 21 Thankful for Duck Season in Louisiana and Great Family Memories Teal season closing weekend September 26 27 2015 Here we are mid November in Louisiana As the seasons start to change the cool fronts of fall bring flights of migratory birds into the rich Mississippi River Delta This means one thing for sportsmen and sportswomen of the area duck season Louisiana had a very successful teal season read more Nov 10 Sportsmen Celebrate BP Settlement with Wide Open Marsh Fishing Tony Taylor left owner of Louisiana Sportsmen Magazine and Ray Hill casting to the bull hole of WileyX sunglasses fishing the end of the Southwest Pass Mississippi River The Vanishing Paradise VP team hit the marsh spot on for wide open fishing at the beginning of October to celebrate the BP settlement Vanishing Paradise along with industry read more Oct 22 Vanishing Paradise Welcomes Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator Erin Brown is the newest member of the Vanishing Paradise team joining the campaign as Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator A native of Covington La Erin comes from a long line of Louisiana outdoorsmen Her father was a commercial fisherman who is now a wetland biologist and her family is full of avid hunters and anglers She read more Oct 14 Conservation on Tap Event Gulfport MS Grab a beer and chat with Vanishing Paradise and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation Deadline to register is Thursday October 15th read more Oct 13 Louisiana s RESTORE Dollars Should Not Be Redirected from Coastal Restoration Recently Gov Bobby Jindal asked coastal restoration officials to change state policy to allow some of the BP oil disaster settlement to be used to pay for part of the remaining 350 million extension of Louisiana Highway 1 connecting Port Fourchon with Golden Meadow Under the RESTORE Act a portion of the Clean Water Act read more Sep 11 Brad Young Steve Bender Secure the Mississippi Coast s future This letter originally appeared in the 9 11 15 release of the Clarion Ledger This summer the Justice Department the five Gulf Coast states and BP announced an 18 7 billion agreement in principle to settle all of the remaining state and federal claims against BP For wildlife in the Gulf this is welcome news Though the legal wrangling read more Sep 01 Outdoor Kitchen Show This is a lot of money Don t mess it up This letter originally appeared in the 7 20 15 release

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Who Is Vanishing Paradise?
    inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children s future Founded in 1936 by editorial cartoonist J N Ding Darling the National Wildlife Federation NWF has emerged as a premiere grass roots conservation organization leading an integrated network of four million members and supporters and 47 state based affiliated organizations throughout the United States Through a range of publications grassroots networks and professional staff NWF unites Americans in their shared value of wildlife conservation Ducks Unlimited Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to conserve restore and manage wetlands for North America s waterfowl DU is a charitable non profit 501 3 organization with over one million members and supporters in all 50 states DU has helped conserve over 12 million acres of habitat Ducks Unlimited has worked to conserve over 240 000 acres of waterfowl habitat throughout Louisiana These marshes were once among the most productive wetland systems in North America regularly holding half of the wintering duck population of the Mississippi Flyway Today the region s ability to support waterfowl has been severely compromised by natural and human induced changes that have caused dramatic loss of wetlands and their associated functions and values Ducks Unlimited and NWF are partnered to advocate for restoration of the processes that created Louisiana s coastal wetlands by nationalizing the issue and educating members of Congress Learn about DU s habitat projects Louisiana Wildlife Federation Louisiana Wildlife Federation is the oldest non profit conservation organization in the state of Louisiana LWF has been working to preserve fisheries and wildlife habitat and the rights of the citizens to access and enjoy those resources since 1940 by helping establish Louisiana s Wildlife and Fisheries Commission as well as working with state policy makers to craft laws limits and regulations that ensure the long term sustainability of

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Advisory Council
    a family of voracious readers fishing hunting digging ginseng running trotlines It was a life mostly spent outside but my heroes were always writers from Guy De Maupassant to Peter Matthiessen Dostoyevsky to Jim Harrison For most of my life now I ve been a writer too publishing read more Jared Mott Jared Mott grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vicksburg Mississippi The son of professional wildlife biologists he was quickly exposed to wildlife hunting and fishing They quickly became his passions and after completing college and law school he decided to make conservation a career and left the Magnolia State for Washington read more Mark Hilzim Mark a native New Orleanian has spent a lifetime hunting and fishing Mark graduated from the University of New Orleans His professional career includes stints as the first Executive Director of the Louisiana Chapter of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association and as the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism Since 1997 read more Noel Vick Noel Vick is the owner and president of Traditions Media LLC a fishing focused PR and marketing group The company s clients include MarCum Technologies Lund Boats Aquateko St Croix Rods Rapala Brands Rippin Lips and StrikeMaster Augers He lives in Mendota Heights Minnesota read more Ryan Lambert Captain Ryan Lambert President of Cajun Fishing Adventures Inc is a successful entrepreneur in southeast Louisiana and a professional angler for over 31 years He has built the largest sports fishing and hunting lodge in the south that attracts avid anglers from all over the US Canada and abroad Launched in 1994 Cajun Fishing Adventures read more Steve Bowman Steve Bowman is the Executive Editor of OutdoorChannel com and Tournament editor for Bassmaster com He is a lifelong hunter and fisherman His

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Meet Our Pro Staff
    Joe Hoffman My name in Joseph Hoffmann and I m a 23 year old Minnesota native born and raised I m currently working towards a bachelor of science in field biology and ecology with an emphasis in wildlife management at St Cloud State University Along with this I will have a minor in GIS Geographic Information Systems when I read more Joel Lucks Joel Lucks is a fulltime Outdoors Writer Photojournalist and Commercial Photographer He is the Founder of Full Spectrum Media specializing in the Outdoor Industry and currently a Field Editor for The Fisherman magazine arguably one of the largest sportfishing magazines in the northeast He has written for The Fisherman for over 15 years In recent years read more John Pollmann John Pollmann is a freelance outdoor writer who focuses on upland bird and waterfowl hunting as well as those conservation issues surrounding the preservation of a diverse landscape in his home state of South Dakota A 2012 recipient of the John Madson Fellowship from the Outdoor Writers Association of America Mr Pollmann is a regular read more Joule Charney Joule Charney was born into a non hunting family in 1953 and didn t hold a gun until she was in her 20 s She was 40 when she became a hunter and owner of her first hunting dog Ever since she has battled for access to hunting and training grounds for herself and others Joule has sought read more Kyle Doherty Kyle Doherty started bow hunting at the age of 11 and quickly became hooked on the outdoors Deer hunting was his biggest passion until two years ago when he was introduced to duck hunting and now you will most often find Kyle in flooded corn with a duck call His love for hunting and the read more Matthew Miller Matthew Miller lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin His first experience hunting was in the Wisconsin Northwoods chasing snowshoe rabbit with his father and the ever growing pack of beagles Today Matt can be found solely hunting upland and waterfowl The pursuit of game is what provides Matt a deeper sense of respect admiration and humility No read more Mike Kaufmann I love everything outdoors and I care what is in store for the future of outdoors recreation fishing and hunting Waterfowl hunting is my passion nothing like spending time with family and friends while enjoying the great outdoors One of my best memories since being involved with Vanishing Paradise was being able to go to Washington read more Mike McNett Mike is a successful Chicago IL based entrepreneur and businessman as well as a champion ice fisher Following the sale of his industry respected business in 2007 McNett embarked on a new venture becoming a known and respected professional in the American Ice Fishing community 2007 2012 Mike was co owner and Director of the North American read more Paul Strnad My name is Paul Strnad but most of my friends call me Bird Dog Unlike most of

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Sponsors
    or services to the Vanishing Paradise campaign Learn about opportunities for your company About Our Mission Advisory Council Pro Staff Sponsors News Media Employment Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27 16 The Bonnet Carré Provides Plenty of Recreational Opportunities 04 14 16 Register for Conservation on Tap April 20th 04 06 16 Florida Bay A Vision of Paradise in Decline Vanishing Paradise was launched in 2009 by Ducks

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