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Live Oak Farm

Implementing Organization

Land Trust For Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$698,900

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

This project will to secure wetlands habitat in perpetuity for migratory birds and other wetland species through easement acquisition on a farm in Coastal Louisiana. Permanent agricultural and conservation easements over the farm's wetlands and rice fields will prevent conversion of land to industrial development or subdivision for recreation, while ensuring that the producers continue managing the farm in support of agricultural and wildlife purposes. Louisiana's 2017 Coastal Master Plan states that Vermilion Parish faces increased wetland loss over the next 50 years under the medium environmental scenario. With no further coastal protection or restoration actions, the parish could lose an additional 186 square miles, or 17%, of the parish land area.

Project Partners

Cembell Industries, Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority of Louisiana, Land Trust For Louisiana, The Conservation Fund

Affiliated Institutions

None

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