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A Primer on Carbon Sequestration
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Read Kathy’s article on how to avoid bamboozlement when it comes to pseudo/bad science (also known as B.S.) There’s a lot of information out there right now about soil carbon sequestration and what farmers and ranchers can do to sequester more carbon in their soils.

 

Ecosystem Services: New Frontiers in Land-Based Resources
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Ecosystem markets are expanding and morphing into new configurations at a mind-boggling speed. While landowners may be tempted to stay at the house until the dust clears, Ellis suggested landowners get engaged now.

 

What are ecosystem services markets?
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A beginner’s guide to ecosystem service marketplaces Carbon credits. Asset quantification. Protocol assessment. Verifiers. The terms surrounding ecosystem services markets are foreign to most landowners.

 

Conservation Almanac

The Trust for Public Land has created the Conservation Almanac, which is a great resource for understanding the context of the conservation and conservation finance movements. Here you can see how much land has been protected in your state, which state and federal agencies have protected the land, the ratio of money spent to land conserved, and policies and programs that could help your state reach its conservation objectives.

 

Conservation Corridor Toolkit

Landscape corridors are among the most important conservation strategies in the face of global changes such as habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction, and climate change. We aim to bridge the science and practice of conservation corridors.  Conservation Corridor will provide up-to-date findings from science that will inform applied conservation.  And, we will highlight new innovations in applied conservation, with the goal of guiding the direction of applied science toward management needs. Click Here. 

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Summary of Findings Assessment of the Effects of Conservation Practices on Cultivated Cropland in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
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Key Findings from the CEAP-Cropland Assessment of the Effects of Conservation Practices on Cultivated Cropland in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
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Fact Sheet.

 

Conservation Easements – The Latest Tool in the Protection of Lands and Landscapes in the Mississippi Delta
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Conservation easements have been utilized as a primary tool for land protection in the United States for approximately thirty years. The movement started in the Northeastern part of the country and has slowly, but steadily, made its way to the Southeast; the Mississippi Alluvial Valley to be specific.

 

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
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Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

 

Where Is the Carbon? Carbon Sequestration Potential from Private Forestland in the Southern United States
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Uncertainty surrounding the future supply of timber in the southern United States prompted the question, “Where is all the wood?” (Cubbage et al.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots - Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Leveraging the Landscape - State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012
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Over the last three years, projects that address the relationships between carbon and forests have moved from the sidelines of international climate action to center field.

 

The Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration
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Luke Nave from the University of Michigan Biological Station presents this video short course on the fact that the largest terrestrial carbon pool is contained in soils.

 

Grasslands and Carbon - Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Forests and Carbon - Trends and Data for the U.S.
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In this video short course you can get the scoop on forestland carbon storage in the United States, which helps offset approximately 12% of US carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 2) - Protocols, Projects and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle presents this video short course ont forest carbon markets and how these can be used to capture and hold carbon on the landscape.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 1) - Basics of Carbon Offsets, Markets, and Trading
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Wondering about carbon offsets, credits, baselines, permanence and leakage? Get the carbon basics here and find out why forest offsets could be a bridge to the future.

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Innovations in Market-Based Watershed Conservation in the United States - Payments for Watershed Services for Agricultural and Forest Landowners
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New innovations in payments for watershed services (PWS) have emerged in the past decade and are pointing the way toward watershed protection approaches that might effectively complement existing government conservation programs and incentives for rural landowners.

 

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due - Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

 

Ecosystem Service Market Development - The Role and Opportunity for Finance
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The creation of tradable credits for the development or preservation of ecosystem services has emerged as a method to provide such payments.

 

Getting Paid for Stewardship - An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide
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Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

 

Meeting Regulatory Needs with Voluntary Conservation
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Take a look at a PowerPoint presentation on market-based approaches as a voluntary means to reduce the cost of compliance with environmental regulations.& ...

 

Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference
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The purpose of the NRCS Natural Resource Credit Trading Reference is to provide an understanding of how environmental credit trading can be used to increase the provision of conservation and ecosystem services by agriculture.

 

Payments for Forest Carbon
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Payments for forest carbon sequestration are an emerging opportunity for small forest owners to earn additional income, and in turn to sustain both the economic and ecological values of the Northern Forest.

 

Guidance for the Establishment, Use, and Operation of Conservation Banks
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This document provides guidance on the establishment, use, and operation of conservation banks for the purpose of providing a tool for offset mitigating adverse impacts to species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

 

Conservation Banking
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This fact sheet was published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August 2012 is a two page primer on conservation banking with some history and information on how these banks are working today to promote species conservation and help mitigate habitat loss.

 

Restoration, Management, and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley - Recommendations for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
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The conservation objective in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley is to provide forested habitat capable of supporting sustainable populations of all forest dependent wildlife species.

 

A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region
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The Gulf Partnership is committed to Strategic Conservation, the identification of the most important areas in a region for conservation, restoration and long-term management.

 

Conservation buffers - wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

 

Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Operational Plan
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For a landscape supporting healthy native bird populations across the LMVJV

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi.
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ABSTRACT.—Grassland bird populations are sharply declining in North America. Changes in agricultural practices during the past 50 years have been suggested as one of the major causes of this decline.

 

Show Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals (407)
There are 407 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Bradley Breland
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Coastal Environments, Inc.
- Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
ELOS Environmental, LLC
- Hammond, LA
ENCOS
- Baton Rouge, LA
Eric Shanks
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Biologist Program Manager - Lake Charles, LA
Fenstermaker
- Lafayette, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Mandeville, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
- College Station, TX
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
GulfBase
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX
Jeb Linscombe
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Biologist Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Jennifer Hogue
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Furbearer Biologist/ Manager of Coastwide Nutria Control Program - Baton Rouge, LA
Julia Lightner
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Biologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Justin Rabalais
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Kenneth Ribbeck
Biologist Administrator/Chief - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Kenny Ribbeck
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Biologist Division Administrator - Hammond, LA
Kori Legleu
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Kourco Environmental Services, Inc.
- Lafayette, LA
Kristi Butler
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Hatchery Biologist Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Bellaire, TX
Michael A. Petter
Resource & Land Management, Inc. - President - Pleasanton, TX
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nesbit Ecological Services
Daniel Strecker - CEO - Baton Rouge, LA
ORA Estuaries
- New Orleans, LA
Robert Gosnell
Biologist Director - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
SJB Group
- Baton Rouge, LA
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
T. Baker Smith, Inc.
- Houma, LA
Travis Dufour
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Zane Leblanc
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist Supervisor - Hammond, LA
Conservation Credit Markets
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
BCarbon
- Houston, TX
Blue Source
- Cottonwood Heights, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Chestnut Carbon Solutions
- New York, NY
Climate Action Reserve
- Los Angeles, CA
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
Ecosystem Marketplace
- Washington, DC
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Works
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Trends
- Washington, DC
Grassroots Carbon
- San Antonio, TX
GrassrootsCarbon-PastureMap
PastureMap - San Antonio, TX
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
Mitigation Solutions USA
- Center, TX
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Soil Value Exchange, PBLLC
- Houston, TX
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Unique Places Conservation
Michael Scisco - Conservation & Mitigation Specialist - Albuquerque, NM
Fisheries Biologists
Coastal Environments - New Orleans
- New Orleans, LA
Coastal Environments, Inc.
Beth Manly - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision
- Ocean Springs, MS
Lochow Ranch - Pond & Lake Management
- Bryan, TX
Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Angeline Rodgers - Acting Coordinator - Tupelo, MS
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Keith McKnight - Coordinator - Vicksburg, MS
ORA Estuaries
- New Orleans, LA
Patrick D. Banks
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Assistant Secretary - LDWF Office of Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - OwnerNC
Foresters
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Alan B. Youens
Dean, Youens, & Rosser - Graduate Forester - Atlanta, TX
Alan Springer
Southern Research Station - Forestry technician - Pineville, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Azelis Agricultural & Environmental Solutions
- Shreveport, LA
Bickham L. Crooks
- Forester - Gonzales, LA
Bradford L. Smith
Peters Forest Resources, Inc. - Consulting Forester - Baton Rouge, LA
Brandon Melville
Bottomland Consulting Llc - Duson, LA
Brittany Benjamin
Pacific Northwest Research Station - Supervisory Forester - Pineville, LA
Buddy Rosser
Dean, Youens, & Rosser - Professional Forester - Atlanta, TX
C. D. Crain
Butch Crain, L.L.C. - Arcadia, LA
C. Ryan Jackson
Stevens Forestry Service, Inc. - Forester - El Dorado, AR
Charles Donald, Jr.
Charles Donald Timber - President - Vicksburg, MS
Chris Bordelon
RecLand Realty, LLC - Forester/Agent (North/East/Central LA) - Monroe, LA
Christopher Young
Southern Research Station - Forestry Technician - Pineville, LA
Coy Purkey
RecLand Realty, LLC - Forester/Agent - Monroe, LA
Dan Derouen
- Ville Platte, LA
Daniel R. Rush
Rush Land & Timber Management LLC - Owner - Oakdale, LA
Danielle Atkins
Land & Ladies - Owner/Forester - Brunswick, GA
David Campbell
Lousiana Division of Agriculture & Forestry - Forestry Program Director, Forest Management - Baton Rouge, LA
David Grassi, R.F.
Crest Natural Resources - President - Pineville, LA
David L. Lassiter
The Lassiter Company - Owner - Stonewall, LA
Don C. Harris
Harris Timberland Management - Owner - Fordyce, AR
Don Smith
Louisiana Division of Agriculture & Forestry - Management Chief - Baton Rouge, LA
Donald P. Reed
Louisiana State University - Wildlife Extension Specialist - Clinton, LA
Duck Locascio
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Forestry Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Dylan P. Schneider
Southern Research Station - Forester - Pineville, LA
E&F Resource Management, LLC
Laine Fontenot - Kinder, LA
Ed Applequist
- Consulting Forester - Center, TX
Ed O' Brien
Forestry and Land Resource Consultants, Inc. - Sam Rayburn, TX
Epney Brasher
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - Amite, LA
Ewing Timber, LLC
- Ruston, LA
Greg Hay, CF, RF
ArborGen - Reforestation Advisor - Conway, AR
Jacob Floyd
Southern Research Station - Forestry Technichian - Pineville, LA
James McKnight
Precision Forestry and Management Co LLC - DeRidder, LA
Jarrett Bamburg
Bird Forestry - Forester - Shreveport, LA
Jeff Windham, R.F.
Complete Land and Timber Management, Inc. - Columbia, MS
Jeffery A. Taylor
Taylor Forestry, Inc. - President - Summit, MS
Jewel L. Willis
Willis & Suire Forestry Consultants - Washington, LA
JoAnne P. Barrett
Southern Research Station - Forestry Technician - Pineville, LA
John Tracy
Acadian Forestry Consulting, LLC - Forester - Lemoyen, LA
Joshua Faulkner
Southern Research Station - Forestry Technician - Pineville, LA
Joshua Kirby
Southern Research Station - Biological Scientist - Pineville, LA
Justin T. Penick
Acorn Forestry - President - Lufkin, TX
Keith M. Frazier
Frazier Forestry, LLC - Owner - Hammond, LA
Kevin Daugherty
Forestland Associates, LLC. - Owner - Urania, LA
Kristi Wharton
Southern Research Station - Forestry Technician - Pineville, LA
Lance Childress
Ward Timber Company Inc. - Forester And Lease Manager - Linden, TX
Larry Butler
Ward Timber Company Inc. - Forester - Linden, TX
Larry Cyprian
Southern Research Station - Forester - Hammond, LA
Laura Bobbitt
Boise Inc. / Louisiana Timber Procurement - DeRidder, LA
Lewis Williams
Forestry and Land Resource Consultants, Inc. - Lufkin, TX
Louisianan Urban Forestry South (UFS)
Christopher Cooper - State Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
Mark Drahem
JMS Forestry Associates - Nacogdoches, TX
Mark R. Hurst
Hurst Forestry Services, LLC - Owner - Clinton, LA
Mark Wilson
Ward Timber Company Inc. - HEAD FORESTER - Linden, TX
Mary S. Clapp
Stevens Forestry Service, Inc. - President - El Dorado, AR
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Blacksburg, VA
Michael Huffman
Pine Ridge Forestry Services, LLC - Owner/Forester - Texarkana, AR
Michael Roderick Brown
Southern Research Station - Forester - Denham Springs, LA
Mike Bird
Principal / Forester - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Mike Young
FNC Forest Resource Management - Forest Technician - Jacksonville, TX
NativState Louisiana
- Monroe, LA
Paul Stone
Crosby Resource Management - DeQuincy, LA
Peter Kleto
Forestry and Land Resource Consultants, Inc. - Grantville, GA
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
R. Lance Patterson
Patterson Forestry Consultants, LLC - Staff Forester - Ruston, LA
Ray Lott
Ray Lott & Associates, Inc. - President/Consulting Forester - Texarkana, TX
Ray Newbold
Newbold Consulting, LLC - Ruston, LA
Resource Management Service, Inc.
- Birmingham, AL
Richard W. Adams
- Haughton, LA
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Robert Crosby III
Crosby Land and Resources - New Orleans, LA
Robert J. Tassin
Baker Land & Timber Management, Inc. - Forester/Silvicultural Manager - Alexandria, LA
Robert Keady
Crest Natural Resources - Central Area Forester - Pineville, LA
Robert Ogle
American Forest Management - District Manager - Natchitoches, LA
Robin G. Willhoite
United Timber Management Co. - Consulting Forester - Timpson, TX
RoyOMartin
Hunting Leases - Alexandria, LA
RoyOMartin Forestry Services
- Alexandria, LA
Ryan Manuel
Acadian Forestry Consulting, Llc - Lebeau, LA
Sam D. Crawford
Crawford Forest Resource Management, L.L.C - Consulting Forester - Shreveport, LA
Sean F. McKay
Regions Bank - Shreveport, LA
Sean McKay
McKay Forestry Services, L.L.C. - Benton, LA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Silva-Tech - South, Ltd.
Michael D. Bird, ACF - Forester - Center, TX
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Southern States Realty
- Mccomb, MS
Stephen Dantzler
Apex Forestry and Land Co., LLC - Professional Forester - Porter, TX
Teddy Reynolds, RF
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Esta - Teddy Reynolds - Magnolia, AR
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
Thomas Parnell
Ward Timber Company Inc. - Forester - Linden, TX
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Timberland Services LLC
- Taylor, LA
Vallard (Val) Carrier
LDAF (Office of Forestry) - Oberlin, LA
Wade Dubea
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - State Forester - Baton Rouge, LA
Walsh Timber Co LLC
- Zwolle, LA
Walsh Timber Company, L.L.C.
- Zwolle, LA
Warren E. Peters
Peters Forest Resources, Inc. - President - Baton Rouge, LA
William K. Laenger
Regions Bank - Trust Natural Resources and Real Estate - Vice President & Senior Forester - Shreveport, LA
William Reid
Southern Research Station - Forester - Pineville, LA
Willis & Suire Forestry Consultants
- Washington, LA
Geologists / Hydrologists
Andrews & Foster Drilling Company
Donald A. Foster - President - Athens, TX
Byron Miller
Department of Natural Resources - Petroleum Scientist Administrator - Geology, Engineering and Lands Division - Baton Rouge, LA
C&S Environmental Consulting
Buford E. Collier - Senior Environmental Project Manager - Kilgore, TX
C-K Associates,LLC
Alan D. Bickham - Shreveport, LA
Charles Bradbury
Department of Natural Resources - Special Projects- Engineering - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Environments - New Orleans
- New Orleans, LA
Coastal Environments, Inc.
Beth Manly - President - Baton Rouge, LA
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
- Tyler, TX
FTN Associates, Ltd.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Hill Geophysical Consulting
Kevin Hill - Shreveport, LA
Jason Talbot
Department of Natural Resources - Tract Evaluation and Lease Development Section- Geologist - Baton Rouge, LA
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
- Cumberland, ME
Shreveport Geological Society
- Shreveport, LA
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Williamson & Associates, LLC
Principal & Registered Professional Geologist - David Ray Williamson, PG - Shreveport, LA
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
BC Nature
Federation of BC Naturalists - North Vancouver, BC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa Valley Chapter
- Ottawa, ON
Coastal Plain Conservancy
- Lake Charles, LA
Conservancy Hornby Island
- Hornby Island , BC
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
- Bismarck, ND
Fraser Headwaters Alliance
- Dunster , BC
Fraser Valley Conservancy
- Abbotsford, BC
Gabriola Land and Trails Trust
Tom Cameron - President - Gabriola Island, BC
GrassrootsCarbon-PastureMap
PastureMap - San Antonio, TX
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
- Washington, DC
Islands Trust Fund
- Victoria, BC
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Kawartha Heritage Conservancy
- Peterborough, ON
Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
- Kingston, ON
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
Sheila Harrington - Programs Director - Victoria, BC
Land Trust for Louisiana
- Hammond, LA
Louisiana Land Trust
- Baton Rouge, LA
Malaspina Land Conservancy
Janet Alred - President - Powell River, BC
Michael Hart
LandVest, Inc. - Senior Appraiser - Boston, MA
Mississippi River Trust
- Stoneville, MS
Nanaimo Area Land Trust
- Conservation Covenants Coordinator - Nanaimo, BC
Nature Conservancy of Canada
National Office - Toronto, ON
Nature Manitoba
Roger Turenne - President - Winnipeg, MB
Nature Trust of British Columbia
- BC Conservation Land Manager - Vancouver, BC
Nature Vancouver
Daniel Overmyer - Vancouver, BC
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Open Space Institute
Jennifer Grossman - Vice President New York Land Program - New York, NY
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
- Tallahassee, FL
Pelican Coast Conservancy
Walter C Ernest, IV - Director of Operation - Mobile, AL
Pender Islands Conservancy
Sylvia Pincott - Pender Island, BC
Quadra Island Conservancy and Stewardship Society
George Barabas - Heriot Bay, BC
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Salt Spring Island Conservancy
Linda Gilkeson - Executive Director - Salt Spring Island, BC
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Savary Island Land Trust Society
Liz Webster - Executive Director - Lund, BC
Silva Forest Foundation
Susan Hammond - Slocan Park, BC
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
The Barn Group
- Brooks, GA
The Nature Conservancy, Louisiana Field Office
- Baton Rouge, LA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Waterloo Region Nature
- Waterloo, ON
Wetlands America Trust
- Memphis, TN
Mediators
Andrew A. Lemmon
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Louisiana Agricultural Mediation Program
Alvin Washington - Southern University Law Center - Baton Rouge, LA
Mildred 'Mimi' Methvin
- Lafayette, LA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Mitigation Banks
Aurore Ranch
Brenda Archer - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
Bayou Grand Coteau Addendum 1
Mr. Brandon Gaspard - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
Bayou Lacache
Brenda Archer - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
Bayou Lacache Phase II
Stephen Pfeffer - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
Bayou St. Clair Wetland Mitigation Bank
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Bayou Terrebonne Coastal
Brittany Lancon - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Bayou Terrebonne Wetland Mitigation Bank
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Beacons Gully Mitigation Bank
Ray Delia - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Minden, LA
Bigwoods
David Soileau - Regulatory Bank Manager - Lafayette, LA
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Black Bayou Mitigation Bank
- Baton Rouge, LA
Black Bayou Mitigation Bank Addendum I
- Baton Rouge, LA
Black Bayou Ph 1
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Black Bayou Ph 2
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Black Bayou Ph 3
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Black Bayou Ph 4
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Blouin
Mr. Gregg Fell - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Baton Rouge, LA
Bull Island Mitigation Bank
Aaron Landry - Sponsor - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Caney Creek Mitigation Bank
Brittany Lancon - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Caney Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Cedar Grove Amendment One
Aaron Landry - Sponsor - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Cedar Grove Mitigation Bank
Stephanie Clement - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Center Bayou Wetland Mitigation Bank
- Lafayette, LA
Church Branch Mitigation Bank (Church Branch Property)
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Coastal Environments - New Orleans
- New Orleans, LA
Coastal Environments, Inc.
Beth Manly - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Comite Wetland Mitigation Bank
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Cross Bayou
S.J. Smith Family Farms - Bank Sponsor - Maurepas, LA
Dolly-T
Andrew J. Harrison Jr. - Bank Sponsor - Baton Rouge, LA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Investment Partners
- Baltimore, MD
English Bayou Mitigation Bank
Will Grant - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Baton Rouge, LA
Enterprise Woodlands Mitigation Bank
Marvin Marmande Jr - Bank Sponsor POC - Schriever, LA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
G.D.E. Investments LA, LLC
George Manuel - Bank Sponsor POC - Ville Platte, LA
Grand Canard
Brittany Lancon - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Grand Canard Ph 1
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Grand Canard Ph 2
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Greenwood
Stephen Pfeffer - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
Hickory Branch Umbrella - Phase 1
Mr. Paul Cox - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Lake Charles, LA
Houston River
Brenda Archer - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
Jesuit Bend Mitigation Bank
Restoration Systems, LLC - Tiffani Bylow - Raleigh, NC
Lacassane Coastal Prairie
Nick Guillory - Sponsor - Bank Sponsor POC - Lake Charles, LA
Lafourche Crossing
Stephen Pfeffer - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
Lake Long (Coastal) Wetland Mitigation Bank
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Lake Long Coastal
Brittany Lancon - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Land Trust for Louisiana
- Hammond, LA
Laurel Valley Amendment One
Ms. Codi Moore - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Port Allen, LA
Laurel Valley Coastal MB
Ms. Codi Moore - Bank Sponsor POC - Port Allen, LA
Little Eva
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Little Eva Addendum
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Lonesome Dove
George Manuel - Bank Sponsor POC - Ville Platte, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Bellaire, TX
Mitigation Solutions USA
- Center, TX
Moss Bluff
Andrew J. Harrison Jr. - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Baton Rouge, LA
Moss Lake
Ms. Codi Moore - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Port Allen, LA
Nabours No Hope Farms
Stephanie Clement - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Natural Resource Professionals
Scott Nesbit - Sales - Baton Rouge, LA
Paradis
Danielle L. Brocato CPL - Bank Sponsor POC - Covington, LA
Pecan Bayou Wetland Mitigation Bank
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Pelican Echo Mitigation Bank
Pelican Mitigation, LLC - Bank Sponsor - Benton, LA
Petit Bois
Brittany Lancon - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Petit Bois - Addendum 1
Brittany Lancon - Bank Sponsor POC - Lafayette, LA
Petit Bois Wetland Mitigation Bank (Coastal)
Brittany Lancon - Client Solutions Manager - Lafayette, LA
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Restoration Systems
- Raleigh, NC
Rockefeller Refuge A
Mr. Kyle Balkum - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Baton Rouge, LA
Rockefeller Refuge B
Mr. Kyle Balkum - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Baton Rouge, LA
Rockefeller Refuge C
Mr. Kyle Balkum - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Baton Rouge, LA
Seth Yoho
Williams Forestry & Associates - Regional Manager - Calhoun, GA
Smithport
Brian W Breaux - Regulatory Bank Manager - New Orleans, LA
South Fork Coastal
Ms. Codi Moore - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Port Allen, LA
South Fork II Coastal
Ms. Codi Moore - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Port Allen, LA
Sucre Brut Coastal
Ms. Codi Moore - Bank Sponsor POC - Port Allen, LA
Upper Bayou Folse
Chris Trepagnier - Consultant - Bank Sponsor POC - Mandeville, LA
Willow Lake Mitigation Bank
Mr. Russell Walters - Sales POC - Bank Sponsor POC - Franklin, LA
WMC Enterprises LLC.
William McConnell - Bank Sponsor - Ruston, LA
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Andrew J. Harrison, Jr.
Harrison Law, LLC - Managing Member - Baton Rouge, LA
Benn Vincent
Kean Miller LLP - Baton Rouge, LA
Billy Plauché
Plauché & Carr LLP - Baton Rouge, LA
Blair Schilling
Fishman Haygood, LLP - Attorney - New Orleans, LA
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
C-K Associates, Inc
- Baton Rouge, LA
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Guy E. Wall
Wall Bullington & Cook, LLC - New Orleans, LA
Harry R. Holladay
Chaffe McCall L.L.P. - New Orleans, LA
Hunter W. Lundy
Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, L.L.P. - Lake Charles, LA
Joel Russell
Joel Russell Associates - Principal - Northampton, MA
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Philip Wood
Kuchler Polk Weiner LLC - New Orleans, LA
Plauche’ & Carr, LLP
- Baton Rouge, LA
S. Beaux Jones
Baldwin Haspel Burke and Mayer - Environmental Lawyer - New Orleans, LA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Steven I. Klein
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. - New Orleans, LA
Terrence D. McCay
Kean Miller LLP - Lake Charles, LA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Coastal Environments - New Orleans
- New Orleans, LA
Coastal Environments, Inc.
- Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Environments, Inc.
Beth Manly - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
ELOS Environmental, LLC
- Hammond, LA
ENCOS
- Baton Rouge, LA
Fenstermaker
- Lafayette, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Mandeville, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision
- Ocean Springs, MS
HYDRIK Wetland Consultants
- Michael Henry 604 W. - Hammond, LA
Lochow Ranch - Pond & Lake Management
- Bryan, TX
Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Angeline Rodgers - Acting Coordinator - Tupelo, MS
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Keith McKnight - Coordinator - Vicksburg, MS
Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
- Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Bellaire, TX
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Natural Resource Professionals
Scott Nesbit - Sales - Baton Rouge, LA
ORA Estuaries
- New Orleans, LA
Restore America's Estuaries
- Arlington, VA
SJB Group
- Baton Rouge, LA
Society for Range Management
- Wichita, KS
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - OwnerNC
Stacy W. Jackson
Jackson Real Estate Professionals, LLC - Owner - Winnsboro, TX
T. Baker Smith, Inc.
- Houma, LA
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
The Earth Partners
- Houston, TX
Tierra Resources LLC
- New Orleans, LA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
- Lake Village, AR
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Coastal Environments, Inc.
- Baton Rouge, LA
Cody Cedotal
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Wild Turkey Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Fenstermaker
- Lafayette, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Mandeville, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jarrett Bamburg
Bird Forestry - Forester - Shreveport, LA
Johnathan Bordelon
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Deer Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Justin T. Penick
Acorn Forestry - President - Lufkin, TX
Kevin Daugherty
Forestland Associates, LLC. - Owner - Urania, LA
Kourco Environmental Services, Inc.
- Lafayette, LA
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Keith McKnight - Coordinator - Vicksburg, MS
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
Mark Bailey
Conservation Southeast, Inc. - Andalusia, AL
Matt Stahman
Principal - Bellaire, TX
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
ORA Estuaries
- New Orleans, LA
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Robin G. Willhoite
United Timber Management Co. - Consulting Forester - Timpson, TX
RoyOMartin Forestry Services
- Alexandria, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
SJB Group
- Baton Rouge, LA
Society for Range Management
- Wichita, KS
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - OwnerNC
T. Baker Smith, Inc.
- Houma, LA
Teddy Reynolds, RF
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Esta - Teddy Reynolds - Magnolia, AR
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Zane Leblanc
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist Supervisor - Hammond, LA

 Conservation Servitudes

   
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Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Beyond Easements: Broader Approaches for Greater Conservation Outcomes
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CONSERVATION EASEMENTS CAN PROTECT thousands of acres of valuable and vulnerable lands from development. However, why stop there?  ...

 

A fierce, expensive fight erupts over conservation easements
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An ongoing fight over tax breaks for conserving privately owned land — and accusations that some people are using them as a tax shelter — is spurring an expensive lobbying battle involving landowners and conservationists.

 

How a Conservation Easement Works - Sample example of conservation easement

A simple example illustrates how a conservation easement works in practice. Let’s assume pressure from buyers building vacation homes has pushed the value of land up in recent years to the point where the family is concerned about how the next generation will pay the estate tax bill without selling the land.

 

Land Preservation - An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth
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The preservation of land for working rural landscapes, wildlife habitat, urban parks, recreational trails, and protecting water supplies and floodplains is emerging as an integral component of smart growth programs.

 

6 Basic Steps to Conveying a Conservation Easement
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How does one go about donating or selling a conservation easement.? There is no one right way to go about it. However, the following outline shows the most common steps to the process.

 

Conservation Easements
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One tool for estate planners is the conservation easement, by which a landowner voluntarily restricts his or her land from being developed, restricts the amount of development or protects existing features, like a building facade with historic value.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Conservation Force - Conservation easements overview
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Conservation Force is a Louisiana based land trust that focuses on preserving private land and game for hunting and fishing. 

 

Conservation Easements - A Tool for Preventing the Fragmentation of Family Lands
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Land stewards can use conservation easements to help manage the future. Conservation easements can be created to protect different natural assets ranging from endangered species and water sources to productive, open space and agricultural land.

 

Summary of Findings Assessment of the Effects of Conservation Practices on Cultivated Cropland in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
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Key Findings from the CEAP-Cropland Assessment of the Effects of Conservation Practices on Cultivated Cropland in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
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Fact Sheet.

 

Conservation Easements – The Latest Tool in the Protection of Lands and Landscapes in the Mississippi Delta
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Conservation easements have been utilized as a primary tool for land protection in the United States for approximately thirty years. The movement started in the Northeastern part of the country and has slowly, but steadily, made its way to the Southeast; the Mississippi Alluvial Valley to be specific.

 

Uniform Conservation Easement Act (with 2007 Amendments)
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The Act enables durable restrictions and affirmative obligations to be attached to real property to protect natural and historic resources.

 

Multi-Generational Ownership and Planning for Family Owned Properties
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The paper explains many of the common legal tools used by families to manage and/or transfer family lands, and gives a very good overview of the expectations and considerations families will face throughout the process.

 

Louisiana Conservation Servitudes

A conservation easement is known as a conservation servitude in Louisiana. This is a valuable land conservation tool that can be used to protect the legacy of your land.

 

Forever Donation
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A landowner recently asked us: What is the best way to ensure that the land I donate is not sold? We put the question to the land trust community and it generated quite a bit of activity on the land trust listserv.

 

Tax Benefits of Donating Conservation Land
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There are several kinds of tax benefits available to donors of land or conservation easements. This article attempts to summarize these benefits and provide some examples of how they work.

 

NRCS Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative and NFWF Recovered Oil Fund

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is fouling beaches, marshes and mudflats all along the northern Gulf coast, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has created the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.& ...

 

What is a Land Trust?

Land trusts are non-profit organizations directly involved in the permanent protection of land and its resources for the public benefit. A trust may operate on a local, state, regional, or national level.

 

Bundle Of Rights Approach To Value
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The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.

 

Barthell Joseph and the Wetland Reserve Program

While in college, Barthell Joseph made several trips to the home of a friend whose family owned property near Hollandale, Mississippi, close to the Mississippi River.

 

Fred Bordelon's and Ernie Lane's Forest

Ernie Lane and Fred Bordelon grew up Greenville, Mississippi where they developed an appreciation for the bottomland hardwood forests in the floodplain of the Mississippi River.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Preserving Big Black River of Mississippi

The Mississippi Land Trust and Ferris negotiated the terms of the conservation easement together. This binding agreement prohibits any development not compatible with a relatively natural preserve.

 

Coles Creek Land and Timber Company

Coles Creek Land and Timber Company (Coles Creek) is located approximately ten miles north of Natchez, Mississippi across the river from Waterproof, Louisiana.

 

Goldsby Easement Helps Preserve Mississippi River

The Duck Lake Project exemplifies what can happen when business, government and conservation interests work together to protect the environment.

 

13 Components of a Successful Transferable Development Right Program
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For those of you who don’t know, TDR stands for Transferable Development Rights. Simply put, these are typically programs that are designed by local government to allow for the free market transfer of subdivision or development rights from a rural (agricultural and/or conservation) zone to a designated development zone within a jurisdiction.& ...

 

Conservation Easements and Economic Incentives
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The Mississippi Delta: Land Worth Conserving. The following is the speech given by the Resources First Foundation's Conservation Tax Center Director, Breana Behrens, given on Saturday, October 26 as a part of the inagural Tara Talks, at the Tara Wildlife in Mississippi.

 

NextGen Conservation - Peninsula Open Space Trust engages Millennials in its mission.
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The 80 million-plus Millennials in the United States represent the next generation of potential land trust supporters and advocates.

 

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities
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Many rural communities are facing challenges, including rapid growth at metropolitan edges, declining rural populations, and loss of working lands.

 

Conservation of Private Lands - Opportunities and Challenges for the States
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Private land conservation initiatives are a critical component of any state-level quality of life agenda. Although concerns over sprawl, including the loss of prime agricultural lands and significant green space, continue to be one of the underlying rallying cries in support of state-level smart growth initiatives, the fact remains that with few exceptions, conservation of privately-owned working lands has not received significant attention in smart growth literature or conferences.

 

Bosque Canyon Ranch v. Comm’r—Partnerships Denied Deductions for Conservation Easements Allowing Movable Homesites and Taxed on Disguised Sales of Homesites
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Bosque Canyon Ranch, L.P. located in the hill country of Texas was just denied $15.9 million of deductions claimed by partnerships for the donation of conservation easements on two grounds in a tax court decision.

 

A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region
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The Gulf Partnership is committed to Strategic Conservation, the identification of the most important areas in a region for conservation, restoration and long-term management.

 

The Conservation Easement Quiz
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Take a quick quiz and test your knowledge on conservation easements and learn if they can work for you.

 

Conservation Easement Paragraph Databank
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The CE Paragraph Databank is a work in progress assembled by the Stanford Conservation and Climate Change Drafting Committee and a number of CE professionals assisting in the work.

 

Conservation Easements and the 2010 Roth Conversion - A symbiotic relationship
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It may come as a shock, but there is a sort of symbiotic relationship at work between property owners with conservation easements and the IRS.

 

Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests
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For decades, conservation easements have protected open space values such as wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, recreational access and aesthetics.

 

Farm and Forest Land Preservation With Conservation Easements
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This publication is intended to provide basic information on conservation easements for landowners, community leaders, students and other interested individuals.

 

The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry
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Almost everyone in forestry has heard of land trusts since they have become a common fixture especially in areas that are rapidly urbanizing.

 

Conservation Easements - Donor Beware
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Conservation easements have garnered significant attention and gained popularity over the last few years due in part to the availability of federal tax deductions and Virginia state tax credits associated with conservation easements.

 

Easements prove valuable in efforts to protect land
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Practically no one had heard of conservation easements 15 years ago when Charleston native Herbert J. Butler began trying to protect his hundreds of acres of former rice fields.

 

State of the Land 2006, A brief inventory of public and private land in the United States
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“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Quoted from an essay by Thoreau lamenting the way in which modern urban life has made natural resources into commodities and isolated people from the natural processes on which their lives depended.

 

Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative Guidelines
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Coastal forests in Louisiana have long been recognized as valuable for the goods and services that they provide. However, since coastal forests have become increasingly vulnerable to pressures from natural and anthropogenic forces, these critical habitats are in danger of being lost.

 

Conservation Servitudes - a path to protection

 

An Overview of Financial Alternatives for Land Conservation Transactions
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Clearly, the motivation for a land conservation transaction is often the desire of the landowner to safeguard the property. However, this objective must be balanced with the need to maximize the return to the landowner.

 

Show Conservation Servitudes Organizations & Professionals (142)
There are 142 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Servitudes Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agricultural Law Attorneys
Daniel L. Lorenzi
Lorenzi & Barnatt LLP - Lake Charles, LA
Daniel L. Lorenzi
Lorenzi & Barnatt LLP - Lake Charles, LA
Farm Commons
Rachel Armstrong - Founder and Executive Director - Duluth, MN
Farmers Legal Action Group
- St. Paul, MN
Lorenzi & Barnatt LLP
- Lake Charles, LA
The National Agricultural Law Center
- Fayetteville, AR
Certified Appraisers
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Eric P Moskau, MAI
Axia Valuation - Partner - Independence, LA
Henry W. Tatje, III, MAI
Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje, Inc. - Part Owner/V.P. - Metairie, LA
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Blacksburg, VA
Michael W. Thompson
Valbridge Property Advisors - Certified General Real Property Appraiser - Montgomery, AL
Paul E. Bierschwale, ARA
Bierschwale Land Company, LLC - Owner, Real Estate Appraiser, Real Estate Broker, Consultant - Junction, TX
Peter M. McEnery, MAI
The McEnery Company - President - New Orleans, LA
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Stacy W. Jackson
Jackson Real Estate Professionals, LLC - Owner - Winnsboro, TX
Terry J. Broussard, MAI
- Kaplan, LA
TrustLand
- Alexandria, LA
Warren E. Peters
Peters Forest Resources, Inc. - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Estate Planners
Charles T. 'Tad' Hightower
Stubbs Law Firm, LLC - Lafayette, LA
Estate Planning Attorneys
Charles S. Weems, III
Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues and Rundell - President/Director - Alexandria, LA
Daniel L. Lorenzi
Lorenzi & Barnatt LLP - Lake Charles, LA
Dorrell J. Brister
Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues and Rundell - Shareholder - Alexandria, LA
Edward N. George
Chaffe McCall L.L.P. - New Orleans, LA
Erin Kriksciun
Stone Pigman - Member - New Orleans, LA
F. Sherman Boughton Jr.
- New Orleans, LA
Gary Conlay
- Natchitoches, LA
Gary J. Elkins
Elkins PLC - Shareholder - New Orleans, LA
Gregory B. Upton
Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues and Rundell - Shareholder - Alexandria, LA
Hirschel T. Aboott
Stone Pigman - Member - New Orleans, LA
Kevin C. Curry
Kean Miller LLP - Baton Rouge, LA
Kristi W. Richard
McGlinchey Stafford - Assoicate - Baton Rouge, LA
L. Milton Cancienne Jr.
Cancienne Law Firm - Houma, LA
Laura Walker Plunkett
Stone Pigman - Member - New Orleans, LA
Lawrence L. Lewis III
Onebane Law Firm, PC - Lafayette, LA
Linda S. Melancon
Legacy Center of Louisiana - Owner - Baton Rouge, LA
Lorenzi & Barnatt LLP
- Lake Charles, LA
Mary Shirer Romagosa
Cornerstone Financial Group - Vice President - Lafayette, LA
Paul Damian Rees
Weiler & Rees - Mandeville, LA
Rachel South Boquet
Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Richard & Watkins - Houma, LA
Rhonda M. Gabb
Ronda M. Gabb & Associates LLC - Covington, LA
Ryan C. Toups
Chaffe McCall L.L.P. - New Orleans, LA
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Simon Sidamon-Eristof
Kalbian Hagerty LLP - of Counsel - Washington, DC
Siobhan S. Leger
Leger Law Group, LLC - Baton Rouge, LA
Stephen R. Yancey II
Cook Yancey - Shreveport, LA
Steven T. Ramos
Andrus Boudreaux - OF COUNSEL - Lafayette, LA
Susan J. Burkenstock
Elkins PLC - New Orleans, LA
Ted W. Hoyt
Hoyt & Stanford LLC - Lafayette, LA
The Rowe Law Firm
- Baton Rouge, LA
Theresa Ann Barnatt
Lorenzi & Barnatt LLP - Lake Charles, LA
Troy D. Cancienne
Cancienne Law Firm - Houma, LA
William C. Kalmbach
Cook Yancey - Shreveport, LA
William P. Stubbs, Jr.
STUBBS & HIGHTOWER, L.L.C - Lafayette, LA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Louisiana Dairy Producers Refundable Tax Credit Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - St Paul, MN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
BC Nature
Federation of BC Naturalists - North Vancouver, BC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa Valley Chapter
- Ottawa, ON
Coastal Plain Conservancy
- Lake Charles, LA
Conservancy Hornby Island
- Hornby Island , BC
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
- Bismarck, ND
Fraser Headwaters Alliance
- Dunster , BC
Fraser Valley Conservancy
- Abbotsford, BC
Gabriola Land and Trails Trust
Tom Cameron - President - Gabriola Island, BC
GrassrootsCarbon-PastureMap
PastureMap - San Antonio, TX
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
- Washington, DC
Islands Trust Fund
- Victoria, BC
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Kawartha Heritage Conservancy
- Peterborough, ON
Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
- Kingston, ON
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
Sheila Harrington - Programs Director - Victoria, BC
Land Trust for Louisiana
- Hammond, LA
Louisiana Land Trust
- Baton Rouge, LA
Malaspina Land Conservancy
Janet Alred - President - Powell River, BC
Michael Hart
LandVest, Inc. - Senior Appraiser - Boston, MA
Mississippi River Trust
- Stoneville, MS
Nanaimo Area Land Trust
- Conservation Covenants Coordinator - Nanaimo, BC
Nature Conservancy of Canada
National Office - Toronto, ON
Nature Manitoba
Roger Turenne - President - Winnipeg, MB
Nature Trust of British Columbia
- BC Conservation Land Manager - Vancouver, BC
Nature Vancouver
Daniel Overmyer - Vancouver, BC
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Open Space Institute
Jennifer Grossman - Vice President New York Land Program - New York, NY
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
- Tallahassee, FL
Pelican Coast Conservancy
Walter C Ernest, IV - Director of Operation - Mobile, AL
Pender Islands Conservancy
Sylvia Pincott - Pender Island, BC
Quadra Island Conservancy and Stewardship Society
George Barabas - Heriot Bay, BC
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Salt Spring Island Conservancy
Linda Gilkeson - Executive Director - Salt Spring Island, BC
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Savary Island Land Trust Society
Liz Webster - Executive Director - Lund, BC
Silva Forest Foundation
Susan Hammond - Slocan Park, BC
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
The Barn Group
- Brooks, GA
The Nature Conservancy, Louisiana Field Office
- Baton Rouge, LA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Waterloo Region Nature
- Waterloo, ON
Wetlands America Trust
- Memphis, TN
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Andrew J. Harrison, Jr.
Harrison Law, LLC - Managing Member - Baton Rouge, LA
Benn Vincent
Kean Miller LLP - Baton Rouge, LA
Billy Plauché
Plauché & Carr LLP - Baton Rouge, LA
Blair Schilling
Fishman Haygood, LLP - Attorney - New Orleans, LA
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
C-K Associates, Inc
- Baton Rouge, LA
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Guy E. Wall
Wall Bullington & Cook, LLC - New Orleans, LA
Harry R. Holladay
Chaffe McCall L.L.P. - New Orleans, LA
Hunter W. Lundy
Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, L.L.P. - Lake Charles, LA
Joel Russell
Joel Russell Associates - Principal - Northampton, MA
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Philip Wood
Kuchler Polk Weiner LLC - New Orleans, LA
Plauche’ & Carr, LLP
- Baton Rouge, LA
S. Beaux Jones
Baldwin Haspel Burke and Mayer - Environmental Lawyer - New Orleans, LA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Steven I. Klein
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. - New Orleans, LA
Terrence D. McCay
Kean Miller LLP - Lake Charles, LA
Tax Advisors
Argent Financial
- Ruston, LA
Charles T. 'Tad' Hightower
Stubbs Law Firm, LLC - Lafayette, LA
David J. Romagosa
Cornerstone Financial Group - President - Lafayette, LA
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Foss & Company
Tax Credit Specialists - San Francisco, CA