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Land Trust for Louisiana Featured in Saving Land Magazine

Land Trust for Louisiana was featured in the Fall 2022 edition of Saving Land magazine, produced by the Land Trust Alliance (the national accrediting organization for land trusts.) They highlighted our work at Live Oak Farm, a truly special place on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Land Trust for Louisiana ornithologist Melanie Driscoll observes birds at sunrise

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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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2022: Reflections from a Year on the Land

In 2022, Land Trust for Louisiana got back to our roots… literally! After a few pandemic years of limited interaction with our members, in 2022 we held several events where we got in touch with nature, learned more about our state’s native ecosystems, and explored the full impact of conservation on Louisiana’s special places. FOR

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Louisiana is Home to a Unique Birding Festival

Every year in the fall, a totally unique festival is held in Thornwell, Louisiana. The Yellow Rails and Rice Festival brings birders from all over the world to our South Louisiana rice fields, with the goal of seeing Yellow Rail birds (and other rail species) as they are flushed out from the fields during harvesting.

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