PLAQUEMINES PARISH GOVERNMENT
January 19, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Plaquemines Parish Government Closes on 3.2 Million Dollar Sale of Land
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA - Plaquemines Parish Government announces sale of land to Woodland Conservancy, the regional leader for the conservation of hardwood forests, and an advocate for the preservation of Louisiana’s coastal forest ecosystems. Plaquemines Parish Government sold approximately 649 acres for the sale price of $3,232,140.
Parish President Kirk Lepine stated, "We are pleased to announce the completion of the transaction with Woodland Conservancy. The sale of the land represents a substantial gain for Woodland Conservancy to continue its efforts of preserving wildlife and serving as a migratory bird habitat. This is a positive win for all of Plaquemines Parish."
Hundreds of millions of birds cross the gulf each year and travel along the Mississippi Flyway with 2.5 million stopping daily in Louisiana to feed and rest. Woodlands Conservancy’s managed properties provide habitat for several species of Conservation Concern.
“The acquisition and protection of the 649-acre forested wetland is the ultimate win-win scenario for the community and for wildlife. The property serves as vital habitat for native wildlife and thousands of migratory birds as well as serving as a “sponge” to absorb millions of gallons of water, thereby protecting the surrounding community during storm events,” said Katie Brasted, Director of Woodland Conservancy.
Woodlands Conservancy is a 501-c-3, nonprofit land trust to preserve and restore forested wetlands and other ecologically or historically significant lands in Louisiana. The vision of Woodlands Conservancy is to be the regional model for the conservation of hardwood forests and a leader in the advocacy and preservation of Louisiana’s coastal forest ecosystems.