Talisheek Pine Wetlands Preserve supports the largest tract of intact pine wetland in southeast Louisiana. Numerous rare plant and animal species have been detected thus far including the federally threatened gopher tortoise and state-rare mud salamander. Additional inventories will undoubtedly uncover more surprises at this exceptional site. This preserve is not open for public visitation.
In the past, this preserve has been a site for the Northshore Field Office's Annual Winter Volunteer Longleaf Pine Tree Planting (see photo above.)
St. Tammany Parish
The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana is working to restore the pine savannas in order to better support the variety of animals living on the preserve. The Conservancy is removing offsite pine, restoring the natural hydrology and using prescribed burns to restore the pine savanna.