The Independent Staff

Mulch Madness

by Nathan Stubbs

Louisiana’s cypress forests are a treasured environmental resource and a frontline defense against hurricanes. So why does the state allow loggers to turn the trees into wood chips? Read about the issue in this week’s cover story, “Mulch Madness." In an article originally appearing in Mother Jones magazine, writer Michael Behar teams up with Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson, and takes a look at the ongoing struggle between conservationists, loggers and landowners.