Chris Staudinger


Chris researches and writes about the intersections of land, water, and people.  He lives in New Orleans, where he freelances and writes poetry.


John Hazlett

In the middle of a Tangipahoa Parish swamp, the last uncut primary growth cypress forest north of Lake Pontchartrain stands strong. Read more

, Outdoor Adventures


Chris Battaglia

Scientists in the Mississippi Delta are fighting to save the roseau cane, all while scientists elsewhere struggle to eradicate it. Read more

Knowing Nature


James Carey

Primitive camping on Horn Island still kindles artistic spirits Read more

Outdoor Adventures

Camping in the Atchafalaya Basin

Photo by C.C. Lockwood

If you plan to camp in the 
Basin, best pack your hammock Read more

Outdoor Adventures

In Louisiana, the microorganisms that populate the coast help make it one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet Read more

Knowing Nature

Louisiana’s whooping crane population finds surprising new habitat, but still struggles to thrive Read more

Knowing Nature

Dead Cypress

Photo by Chris Staudinger

Scientists are fertilizing wetlands with treated sewage Read more

Knowing Nature


Photo by Chris Staudinger

With every bridge, a layer of urban life peels back Read more



Photo by Lucius Fontenot

Land is growing, not disappearing, at the base of this old canal Read more

Knowing Nature


Photo by Chris Staudinger

Why the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans should matter to you Read more



Photo by Chris Staudinger

The black willow fuels the fires of a great river tradition Read more

Knowing Nature