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Bat Research at Cherokee Beach

News from Cherokee Beach, our future conservation easement in Tangipahoa Parish! When we held For the Love of Land at this site back in February, we shared how the property owner hopes to turn Cherokee Beach into an ecological research forest, so that students from area universities will have a place to go collect data.

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Louisiana Outdoors Forever

We have some amazing news for conservation in Louisiana! House Bill 762 was passed by the Louisiana Legislature, officially creating the “Louisiana Outdoors Forever Program.” This means that we’re finally joining the vast majority of states with a dedicated budget for conservation funding, which gives Louisiana access to millions of dollars in matching federal and

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Thank You for Supporting the Land Trust on GiveNOLA Day!

Hello Friends! I want to thank all of you who took the time this week to support Land Trust for Louisiana in our efforts to protect our precious resources. We made great strides toward funding our work at Maurepas Swamp – the birds and the bears, who call this place home, thank you too! One

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Protecting Land for Our Spring Friends

The Spring migration is in full swing, and our skies, forests, and backyards are filled with song again as migratory birds progress through the Mississippi Flyway. Nelwyn McInnis, our Land Protection Specialist, is keeping track of some of the returning friends she hears each day on her property, 28 mostly-forested acres in St. Tammany Parish.

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Help Us Restore the Ridge for #GiveNOLA Day

The trees of Maurepas Swamp were devastated by Ida. You can help us restore this Important Bird Area! The Maurepas Swamp Preserve consists of 700 acres we own in a part of Livingston Parish that is a haven for wildlife because of its sheer expanse of forested wetlands. The Preserve is a designated Important Bird

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Conserve Land to Preserve Louisiana Biodiversity

Attention all nature and wildlife lovers: check out this great resource for understanding critical biodiversity in the US – The Map of Biodiversity Importance. This article has a good analysis on what the maps reveal about regions where biodiversity is most imperiled. It also shows something interesting… Louisiana is looking pretty good when it comes

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Let’s check in on Cane Bayou

Let’s check in on one of the Land Trust properties, Cane Bayou Mitigation Bank in St. Tammany Parish! This site is located by Pelican Park Recreation Area and near the Fontainebleau State Park, close to Mandeville. These 1170 acres are comprised primarily of endangered Longleaf Pine habitat, in the midst of a largely urban environment.

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New Conservation Easement at Woodlands Preserve

Fellow Conservationists, Great news! I was honored to join Woodlands Conservancy this week at the closing of the Woodlands Preserve in Plaquemines Parish. Congratulations to Katie Brasted, Woodlands Executive Director, and the Woodlands Conservancy board on acquiring 649.11 beautiful acres, to be enjoyed by future generations of people and wildlife forever! While Woodlands Conservancy owns

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Swamp near New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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3rd Annual Fall Hike at the Abita Flatwoods

Cooler temperatures call for a morning hike among the longleaf pine stands of Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve – a beautiful place for wandering along the boardwalks and exploring native plants of the Northshore. We will be expertly guided by botanist/ecologist Nelwyn McInnis, who will show us a rapidly disappearing pine savanna landscape, highlighting the natural

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Yoga in the Sunflowers Was a Wonderful Success!

We’re so thankful to everyone who came out on a hot, sunny – and beautiful! – Saturday in July to appreciate the healing power of nature with us. Over a hundred participants, volunteers, vendors, and yogis gathered at Pine Knoll Farm for a morning of calm among the sunflowers. Your positive vibes, energy, and excitement

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