Tree Planting at Grand Cote and Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuges
More than half the 80,000 acres of reforested or restored land in the Southeast is on 12 national wildlife refuges in Louisiana. The Fund, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy and other partners have also helped the Service add about 31,400 acres of mostly unproductive farmland to its refuges in Louisiana. The Red River National Wildlife Refuge, established in 2000 in western Louisiana, was the first refuge created through carbon sequestration partnerships.

To learn more about the carbon mitigation techniques being used at Grand Cote and Lake Ophelia, read our blog post, "Louisiana: Re-planting Forests, Reducing CO2 and Saving Wildlife" -
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