To assist you in navigating around Louisiana and the work of the Conservancy, we invite you to explore the state through our ecoregions. A terrestrial ecoregion is distinguished by its shared ecological features, climate, and plant and animal communities. Louisiana has six terrestrial ecoregions: East Gulf Coastal Plain, Gulf Coast Prairies & Marshes, Mississippi River Alluvial Plain, Upper East Gulf Coastal Plain, Upper West Gulf Coastal Plain, and West Gulf Coastal Plain. We also invite you to become acquainted with our major initiatives: Forest, Freshwater and Marine/Coastal. Explore EcoregionsForest Freshwater Initiatives Marine/Coastal Mollicy Farms Largest Historic Flood Plain Reconnection in Lower Mississippi Valley Rivers, Bayous, tributaries, and streams of Louisiana. Learn More Freshwater is all around the state of Louisiana. A few of the areas of focus for The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana are the Pearl River, Atchafalaya River, Bayou Bartholomew, Mollicy Farms, and various statewide freshwater initiatives. Mississippi River Flooding The Conservancy is committed to developing a long-term vision for the Mississippi watershed that continues to improve our ability to manage floods and solve other challenges. Oyster Reef Restoration The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana currently has three sites along the Gulf of Mexico coast line -- one at Vermilion Bay and two in the Grand Isle and St. Bernard Marsh area. Coastal Prairies, Forests and Grand Isle, Louisiana The Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes offer a unique perspective to the richness and diversity of Louisiana's landscape. Discover Grand Isle, one of Louisiana's remaining barrier islands and its importance to the coastline.
Government Relations Meet Karen Gautreaux, Director of Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana and see what The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana is doing to protect The Gulf of Mexico and other related service activities. Job Corp: Prescribed Fire Training We've partnered with Job Corp to provide fire training and jobs to underserved youth. Louisiana Freshwater Assessment In Louisiana, we're using science to make wise water use decisions.