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[Louisiana] The Louisiana Mississippi Watershed Project (LMWP) — a cooperative effort of the Forest Service, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana Forestry Association — is aimed at restoring some of the hardwood forests in the delta region. The project, made possible by a federal grant administered by the Forest Service, is very similar in purpose to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), but is structured differently. Like CREP, the goal is to re-plant neglected or marginal farmland with native flora. Unlike CREP, where farmers can plant native grasses or pine trees, the LMWP only plants native hardwood trees.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes




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