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Land Trust for Louisiana Featured in Saving Land Magazine

We’re proud to share that Land Trust for Louisiana has been featured in the latest edition of Saving Land magazine, by the Land Trust Alliance. Click this link, scroll to page 19, and start with “Working Big, While Staying Small”! This article does a great job of explaining what it means to be a small,

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Happy Holidays from the Land Trust

Happy Holidays and Joyous New Year from the team at Land Trust for Louisiana. May the hope and promise of nature fill you with joy and peace this holiday season. The gift of your support all year long means the world to us. Thank you for helping us make great things happen in 2021, and

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Thanksgiving 2021: We’re Thankful for YOU

Conservation couldn’t work without the people who care so much for our lands, waters, history, culture, and way of life. Thank you for continuing to support us through a challenging couple of years… and standing alongside us as we look to a bright future for conservation in Louisiana! The future is indeed exciting. By the

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The Justin Addison Memorial Fund

If you have been following the Land Trust for awhile, you know that for many years our signature event was the Justin Addison Memorial Conservation Cup. This event honored the life of Justin Addison, the son of our CEO, Dr. Jay Addison. The Conservation Cup has been tremendous fun and a wonderful way to make

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What Are Tradelands?

Tradelands can be properties in cities, subdivisions, industrial areas, or rural places. The land typically doesn’t have any conservation or ecological value, but can still be used to support conservation in Louisiana. How? Well, when a property owner donates land to us through our Tradelands Program, Land Trust for Louisiana is able to sell that

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Save the Carnivorous Plants!

The pinelands of St. Tammany Parish are a paradise for carnivorous pitcher plants. These amazing plants, native to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, are naturally long-lived yet endangered due to habitat disruption and development. And fun fact, they are carnivorous for good reason… they grow best in nutrient-poor soil, so they have to get their

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Conservation is Forever.

We’re proud to be an accredited land trust! That means that we meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands. Conservation is forever… which is why land trusts across the country take accreditation so seriously. “Accreditation is serious business. We need to demonstrate to the public and to each other that

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Land Trust for Louisiana Honors the Life of Rick Wilke, Board President

RICK WILKE, 1946-2021Land Trust for Louisiana Board President We lost a dear friend this year who personifies all that the Land Trust strives to be – thoughtful, professional, and dedicated to what matters. Rick Wilke poured his heart and soul into the Land Trust for Louisiana for the last 10 years, working to permanently protect

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A Pandemic Earth Day

Hello from the Land Trust for Louisiana. We hope you and yours are well and finding inspiration and grace during these trying times. Our deepest condolences and support go out to our friends and supporters who are sick, lonely, or have lost loved ones to Covid-19. Today marks the 50th year of Earth Day, a

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Forest Bathing During COVID-19

Find Your Calm in Louisiana’s Special Places In Japan, people practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin means “forest,” and yoku means “bath,” hence the term. The basic idea behind this practice is to simply be in nature and let your senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste be fully utilized to experience

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For the Love of Land

Volunteers needed Valentine’s Day Weekend to help us show love to Cherokee Beach! Register here. Thousands of families in Tangipahoa Parish and beyond remember Cherokee Beach as a popular camping and tubing site on the Tangipahoa River. The Land Trust is now working with the current owners and local universities to conserve this wonderful property

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Land Trust for Louisiana Featured in Saving Land Magazine

We’re proud to share that Land Trust for Louisiana has been featured in the latest edition of Saving Land magazine, by the Land Trust Alliance. Click this link, scroll to page 19, and start with “Working Big, While Staying Small”! This article does a great job of explaining what it means to be a small,

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Cindy reflects on 2021

Dear Friends of the Land Trust, As challenging as 2021 has been at times, it has still been a year of big accomplishments for our small but mighty team. We were able to accomplish a number of important milestones this past year, including: Closing on an additional 300 acres of conservation property.Entering into seven new

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