There are few young trees in an unhealthy area of the Maurepas Swamp. It is suffering from a lack of freshwater from natural flooding and from the penetration of saltwater through canals dug for logging. If nothing is done, scientists say the forest will become open water over time.

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By Della Hasselle The Lens There are few young trees in an unhealthy area of the Maurepas Swamp. It is suffering from a lack of

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