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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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We’re Proud to Renew Our Accreditation With the Land Trust Alliance

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands. Land Trust for Louisiana is pleased to announce it is applying for the renewal of our accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the

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LTL’s Maurepas Preserve to Benefit From River Diversion

Earlier this year the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, which governs the RESTORE Act trust fund resulting from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, voted to fund a project that will revitalize one of the largest freshwater wetlands in the country – the Maurepas Swamp. The swamp has deteriorated in the last many decades but the new

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LTL to Help Northshore Dairy Farmers Reduce Nutrients

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded The Land Trust for Louisiana a grant to assist with the clean out of wastewater lagoons in three northshore parishes – Tangipahoa, St. Helena, and Washington – with the goal of reducing nutrient and sediment loading to local streams. Through funding originating from the BP oil spill,

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Longleaf for the Long Run

Check out this great video about the unique habitat of Long Leaf Pine forests. LTL has two conservation easements which preserve this crucial but disappearing habitat: Abita Creek Flatwoods in St. Tammany Parish and Pine Knoll Farm in Tangipahoa Parish.

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Live Oak Farm

The Land Trust for Louisiana is working in partnership with The Conservation Fund and rice farmers at Live Oak Farm in Vermilion Parish to secure permanent protection of a 5,800 rice farm through conservation easements. Live Oak, like many farms in southwest Louisiana, provides important habitat for waterfowl and other water-dependent birds along our coast.

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Property Highlight: Cypress Knee Ranch

“Animals live in forests and they’re not making any more of that. I wanted to build a forest, so have taken farmland and reversed it. Seeing the animals flourish, that is the reward. In the autumn, I see beaver-almost unheard of. We have 12 alligator nesting areas, and I’ve spotted a cougar. Here, you see

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Cindy Brown Named Executive Director of Land Trust for Louisiana

Hello Friends, I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself to you. I’m the new (and first) Executive Director for the Land Trust for Louisiana and I couldn’t be more excited to lead this wonderful organization. I’m coming to you with 25 years of experience, having spent most of my career with national

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Join Us For a Spooky Halloween Walk in Louisiana’s Savanna

Early morning mists… creepy crawlies… shimmering webs and flesh-eating plants… a Longleaf pine savanna is the perfect place to start off your Halloween weekend! Join us for a walking tour of the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve, led by our Land Protection Specialist, Nelwyn McInnis. We hope you come in costume!Oct. 309-11:30 AMRegistration RequiredThe field trip

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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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Love of Nature Inspires Bequest of Homestead

Susanne Dowouis developed an affinity for the land as a small child. Every summer, she and her sister, Eve, would attend Camp Gay Valley and visit their maternal grandparents at their home on top of Caesar’s Head Mountain in South Carolina. Atop Caesar’s Head, they could see Dismal Valley down below, which their aunt would

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