Let’s check in on one of the Land Trust properties, Cane Bayou Mitigation Bank in St. Tammany Parish! This site is located by Pelican Park Recreation Area and near the Fontainebleau State Park, close to Mandeville.
These 1170 acres are comprised primarily of endangered Longleaf Pine habitat, in the midst of a largely urban environment. With Lake Pontchartrain just 2 miles downstream, the preservation of this property benefits the Lake Pontchartrain Estuary.
Our land protection specialist, Nelwyn McInnis, was out there recently to check on Cane Bayou’s brush-cut and prescribed-burn areas… all for Longleaf Pine savanna restoration.
St. Tammany Parish staff joined her to talk about the restoration work that has been done thus far. It may not look like much, but it’s awesome to see progress at a site that’s so important to the ecosystem of the Southeast!
Our friends at The Longleaf Alliance have tons of great info on the important and endangered Longleaf Pine ecosystem.