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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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Get to know this year’s Volunteer of the Year: Nelwyn McInnis

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Year, Nelwyn McInnis! Approximately ten years ago, our founders approached The Nature Conservancy for help in protecting a stretch of land along the Tangipahoa River. We were immediately connected with Nelwyn McInnis, the Mitigation Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy. Based out of Baton Rouge, Ms. McInnis has been

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LTL Annual Meeting Guest Speaker, Bob Marshall

Bob Marshall is The Times-Picayune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has spent much of his career chronicling the people, stories and issues of Louisiana’s wetlands culture. Although best known as the former outdoors editor of the newspaper, Marshall’s 35-year career includes extensive work as a reporter and columnist covering professional, college and Olympics sports, feature writing,

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Register for Paddling for Preservation!

Join us on Sunday, October 26 for our Fall Fundraiser, Paddling for Preservation! Land Trust for Louisiana and Canoe & Trail Adventures co-host the Fourth Annual Tangipahoa Canoe/Kayak Trip. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and floating down the classic gulf coast stream and feel good knowing you’ve helped save a bit of Louisiana!

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Become a Member During Spanish Moss September

You might have noticed a lot of emails and activity on our Facebook page recently… That is because have launched our BIGGEST membership drive to date! That’s right, we hope to recruit 400 new members in the month of September! But we need YOUR help to do this. Help us spread the word and participate

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A Taste of the Land at Pine Knoll Farm

Land Trust For Louisiana continues to delight in our emergence from the three-year fog that dampened our outreach during the height of the pandemic. In October, we were lucky to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Pine Knoll Farm, in Tangipahoa Parish, thanks to the hospitality of Jay and Ellen Addison. Roughly 40 people joined

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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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