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#ProtectLouisiana. Our Communities Are Counting on Us.

Dear Friends, Well, the 2022 Hurricane Season has arrived. It’s always a difficult time of year here in Louisiana, where so many of us are still struggling with damage from previous years’ storms. Land Trust easements have not escaped damage… our properties at Maurepas Swamp and Cherokee Beach were heavily impacted by Ida, and mitigation

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Meet the Woman Leaving a Longleaf Legacy in Louisiana

Beryl Trawick started learning about legacy at a young age. Her grandmother loved everything about the natural world… especially the animals, plants, and forests on their family farm in Tangipahoa Parish. Following her grandmother’s example, Beryl developed her own love for the land and her native forests. This passion eventually drove her to enter the

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Love of Nature Inspires Bequest of Homestead

Susanne Dowouis developed an affinity for the land as a small child. Every summer, she and her sister, Eve, would attend Camp Gay Valley and visit their maternal grandparents at their home on top of Caesar’s Head Mountain in South Carolina. Atop Caesar’s Head, they could see Dismal Valley down below, which their aunt would

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A Great Day in the Swamp: Pictures from the Spring 2022 Maurepas Paddle

We had an incredible time on our Spring 2022 paddle trip in the Land Trust’s Maurepas Swamp Preserve – where we own and manage 700 acres of protected wetland forest. Byron Almquist of Canoe & Trail Adventures led us through the beautiful landscape, while renowned birder and strategic conservation consultant Melanie Driscoll shared why West

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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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#ProtectLouisiana. Our Communities Are Counting on Us.

Dear Friends, Well, the 2022 Hurricane Season has arrived. It’s always a difficult time of year here in Louisiana, where so many of us are still struggling with damage from previous years’ storms. Land Trust easements have not escaped damage… our properties at Maurepas Swamp and Cherokee Beach were heavily impacted by Ida, and mitigation

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