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Participants at the Eagle Expo were treated to seminars, hikes and boat trips focusing on bald eagles, including the eagle in the tree. (Photo by Bill Decker/The Daily Review, Morgan City)

Eagle-watchers flock to Morgan City

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing.
“Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.
It was all part of the 2017 Eagle Expo, which every year celebrates the region’s role in the amazing comeback of America’s national bird.

Nedra Davis, executive director of the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority, and Brady Couvillion, research geographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, talk to reporters Monday in Lafayette about the draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan. (Photo by Bill Decker/The Daily Review/Morgan City)

Big challenges for master plan

Public comments have made a difference in the draft 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, one official told south Louisiana reporters Monday. And public comments still can.
The comment period lasts through March 26. You can see the draft report and make comments online at

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