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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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The Importance of Forest Bathing

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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Spring 2022 Paddle at Maurepas Swamp Preserve

Join us on May 22 for a paddle on the Maurepas Swamp Preserve! Explore this beautiful wetland forest and see firsthand how the wetland habitat provides a crucial shelter for birds and other wildlife, while contributing to the health and resiliency of coastal Louisiana. Register today! We’ll be guided by expert birders and naturalists: Byron

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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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