Wetland Mitigation Farm

The National Wetlands Mitigation Action Plan was enacted by the federal government in 2002.  Its goal is to maintain no net loss of U.S. wetlands.  This means using a credit system to ensure that any wetland loss is offset by the planting of new wetland species elsewhere.  This credit system works by allowing businesses or … Continue reading

Birding in Couturie Forest

Couturie Forest is a small 33 acre preserve enveloped within the lagoon system of New Orlean’s City Park.  The established plant communities sustained heavy damage after Hurricane Katrina, and invasive species began to take over the forest.  A Master Plan for the forest was drawn up by a local LA firm – Spackman, Mossop + … Continue reading

Grow Dat Youth Farm Project

New Orlean’s City Park has several interesting projects under construction.  One that can be viewed from the intersection of Golf Drive and Zachary Taylor Drive is the Grow Dat Youth Farm.  This farm is part of a collaborative program by Tulane City Center, the New Orleans Food and Farm Network, and City Park.  It was developed for … Continue reading