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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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The Benefits of Conservation for Landowners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAND TRUST FOR LOUISIANA HOSTS Land Conservation in Louisiana: What Does it Mean to You? Bossier City, Louisiana, August 7, 2014 – Land Trust for Louisiana, a non-profit 501(c)(3) land conservation organization based in Hammond, LA, will host a workshop for Louisiana landowners on the many benefits of land conservation to help

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Fighting Blight in New Orleans with Community Green Space

Propeller Accelerator Fellow, Land Trust for Louisiana, highlighted for their work with local community based organizations to create a new community green space for the Zion City neighborhood. “Fighting Blight in New Orleans Neighborhoods”–The Foundation for Louisiana “Throw Me Something Mister: Blight Resource Guide provides a starting point for residents and communities”–New Orleans Advocate

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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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