This image shows the Ouachita River, with manmade levees on the left. Thanks to a multi-year partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers and other nonprofits, these levees are being breached and the river is returning to its natural ebb and flow. Healthy bottomland forest blanket’s the river’s right banks; and soon, healthy forests will surround the left too.
Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service