Live Oak Farm

The Land Trust for Louisiana is working in partnership with The Conservation Fund and rice farmers at Live Oak Farm in Vermilion Parish to secure permanent protection of a 5,800 rice farm through conservation easements. Live Oak, like many farms in southwest Louisiana, provides important habitat for waterfowl and other water-dependent birds along our coast. Rice production on these privately-held lands are an important driver of Louisiana’s economy and a part of our cultural heritage.

To date, The Conservation Fund has been awarded funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) program to secure a conservation easement on a portion of the farm, with matching funds provided by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). NFWF has also funded the Land Trust for Louisiana’s efforts to document bird usage on the farm working with Audubon and other volunteers in the birding community. The Land Trust for Louisiana will hold the easements on Live Oak Farm and monitor these easements in perpetuity.

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A Taste of the Land at Pine Knoll Farm

Land Trust For Louisiana continues to delight in our emergence from the three-year fog that dampened our outreach during the height of the pandemic. In October, we were lucky to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Pine Knoll Farm, in Tangipahoa Parish, thanks to the hospitality of Jay and Ellen Addison. Roughly 40 people joined

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Land Trust for Louisiana Featured in Saving Land Magazine

Land Trust for Louisiana was featured in the Fall 2022 edition of Saving Land magazine, produced by the Land Trust Alliance (the national accrediting organization for land trusts.) They highlighted our work at Live Oak Farm, a truly special place on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Land Trust for Louisiana ornithologist Melanie Driscoll observes birds at sunrise

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