Conservation

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
—Albert Einstein

To Protect & Enhance

Advocating for Louisiana's Land and Waters

Land Trust for Louisiana works across a variety of diverse landscapes:

Forest & Natural Lands

Land Trust for Louisiana protects and restores natural lands throughout our state.

Working Lands

Louisiana’s agricultural lands are essential to supporting our economy, culture, and heritage.

Coastal Lands

Our coastal lands are fundamental to the health of Louisiana’s natural assets. This is why we take every step to preserve their integrity and protect our coasts.

Inland Waters

Louisiana is filled with rivers, streams, lakes, and bayous that contribute to the health of countless ecosystems.

Urban Green Spaces

We collaborate with partners in urban areas to ensure protection for green spaces utilized for recreation, water management, and other urban uses.

While the conservation goals for each property in our portfolio are unique, we and our partners are always focused on outcomes that will protect, enhance, and restore Louisiana’s natural resources and way of living. This might include protecting family forests and farmland; restoring forest diversity and protecting native plants and wildlife; preserving property from developmental pressures; restoring key marshlands, or building up green space for recreation and water management in urban areas.

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New Orleans Land Bridge

Land Trust for Louisiana holds the easement on Nine Mile Island, a 140 acre stretch of land nestled between Lake Saint Catherine and Lake Pontchartrain in an area known as the New Orleans Landbridge. Once owned by a railroad company, today Land Trust for Louisiana is protecting it in perpetuity for the benefit of local wildlife; sportsmen who use the area to fish; and surrounding communities at risk of storm surge.

Consisting of brackish tidal marsh, this area provides important habitat for many fish and wildlife species, including the endangered Gulf sturgeon and manatee. The property also provides habitat for waterfowl, and is part of a longstanding fishing community in the Rigolets Pass. In addition to protecting these invaluable cultural and natural assets, the Landbridge also serves as a vital protective barrier for New Orleans and communities along the Northshore, acting as a hurricane buffer and “speed bump” for storm surge into Lake Pontchartrain.

Land Trust for Louisiana's Property Map

Protecting Louisiana, one acre at a time

Explore our property map to learn more about what Land Trust for Louisiana is doing across Louisiana:

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

—Albert Einstein