Places We Protect


Use this map or browse the list below to explore our preserves and places we protect in Louisiana.

Welcome to Louisiana!

 Protecting the 'lands and waters on which all life depends' is The Nature Conservancy's mission; and we are doing just that in Louisiana.  Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has worked with communities around the world to protect these resources.  Your support for The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana makes our conservation work possible in this great state, and together we are making a difference for the future.

2014 has been a busy and productive year! Some of our conservation highlights include: Mollicy Farms floodplain reconnection, coastal restoration, longleaf pine forest management and acquisition, and safeguarding endangered species.  We invite you to come out and see them with us!

Our Mollicy Farms floodplain reconnection project has been exciting to follow.  Phase II was completed in August 2014 as Mollicy Bayou was once again connected to the Ouachita River for the first time in over 50 years. We are proud to say this is the largest floodplain reconnection in North America.

Through Louisiana's Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority and matching corporate support, The Conservancy is rebuilding and extending Louisiana's coast with artificial oyster reefs.  Slowly but steadily we are building a 'living shoreline' with oyster beds which buffer our coast against storm surges and coastal erosion while providing habitat for many species of fish, shellfish and oysters.

In Vernon parish we have acquired 1,322 acres that will serve Fort Polk Army Base through the Compatible Use Buffer Program.  Not only will longleaf pine savanna be restored, but it will also create much needed habitat for the endangered Red-cockaded woodpecker and the Louisiana pine snake. 

We invite you to visit our preserves and see first-hand the work that we are doing throughout Louisiana.  Your support has made all of this possible, and for that we THANK YOU!

Public Preserves

Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve
Cypress Island Preserve
Grand Isle Preserve
Lake Ramsay Preserve
Mary Ann Brown Preserve

Limited Access Preserves

Preserves that require a TNC employee and/or advanced notice of visit (contact the local TNC Office for more information)

Caddo Black Bayou Preserve
Bayou Dorcheat Preserve
CC Road Savanna Preserve
Copenhagen Hills Preserve
Persimmon Gully Preserve
Summerfield Springs Preserve
Talisheek Pine Wetlands Preserve
Charter Oak Preserve
Frederick's Swamp Preserve
Lake Cocodrie
Pushepatapa Preserve
Schoolhouse Springs Preserve

Freshwater, Terrestrial, & Estuarine Project Areas:

Atchafalaya Basin
Coastal Prairies
Mississippi Delta
Mollicy Farms
Oyster Reef Restoration
Pearl River
Red River


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