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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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#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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Why the Live Oak Farm ALE program is important for Louisiana

Land Trust for Louisiana has some fantastic news to share about a project we’ve been working on for many years now: the final easement paperwork for Live Oak Farm in Vermilion Parish is officially signed! This ensures that nearly 6,000 acres of prime rice land will be preserved in perpetuity, protecting wildlife and a way

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