Live Oak Farm
Land Trust For Louisiana
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA
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.
Cembell Industries, Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority of Louisiana, Land Trust For Louisiana, The Conservation Fund