Cindy reflects on 2021

Dear Friends of the Land Trust,

As challenging as 2021 has been at times, it has still been a year of big accomplishments for our small but mighty team. We were able to accomplish a number of important milestones this past year, including:

Closing on an additional 300 acres of conservation property.
Entering into seven new partnerships to preserve important ecological and historic properties across Louisiana.
Helping to pass a study resolution with partners to bring conservation funding to the state.
Expanding our team to include forestry expertise and communications support. 

2022 promises to bring exciting news about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved with the Land Trust. And if you’ve been meaning to donate towards preserving Louisiana’s lands and waters – but haven’t yet – you can give here. Every gift is sincerely appreciated!

I want to close out this letter by memorializing a giant of the natural sciences: E.O. Wilson. The “father of biodiversity” passed away on December 26, 2021. Acknowledged as one of the most important scientists in the world, he was a fellow Southerner from Alabama. Interestingly, we have him to thank for reporting the first colony of fire ants in the U.S., in the Port of Mobile!

May the memory of E.O. Wilson inspire us all to notice and invest in the world around us in this coming year.

Happy New Year to you and yours,

Cindy Brown
Executive Director
Land Trust for Louisiana

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