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The Conservation Fund’s forest carbon offset projects are developed with careful consideration of climate and community benefits. The Fund’s carbon program supports both conservation-based forest management and forest restoration projects in some of America’s favorite places.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) works to restore and preserve natural resources within the watershed. Restoration projects combined with community education and outreach to improve land management practices have yielded measurable water quality improvements. By increasing protection of natural features such as marshes, barrier islands, and ridges, conservation efforts help protect surrounding communities – both ecological and socio-economic – from the impacts of increasingly stronger hurricanes and sea level rise.
Lake Pontchartrain Basin, a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes.
Coastal restoration projects throughout the 10,000 square miles of the Basin, with Pearl R. on East, Mississippi R. on West.
18 staff (some full, some part); 13 board members
Varies depending on projects – close to 30 active volunteers on Bayou St. John Project, with around 2,000 volunteers annually, and more than 20,000 volunteers involved in campaigns since 1991.
Bayou St. John is an urban resource that not only holds incredible potential for today’s users, but also links residents and visitors to the historical development of the city of New Orleans. The bayou began naturally due to drainage from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain. The remaining waterways are utilized for aesthetics and recreation. To ensure that the multiple benefits of the bayou are continuously realized there must be coordination among jurisdictional managing entities and understanding and support from the public. In late 2004, the Bayou St. John Committee was established with a mission to identify sustainable methods to benefit Bayou St. John water quality, habitat management, recreational access and educational opportunities. Read more.
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