Terrebonne Biodiversity and Resiliency Project at Pointe-Aux-Chenes

This project restored an historic Cypress-Tupelo swamp habitat through vegetative plantings and invasive species management. One-hundred acres of the land located in part of the State of Louisiana’s Wildlife Management Area at Point-Aux-Chenes was planted with 30,000 Cypress trees with the help of 160 volunteers. During the next three years, three invasive species treatments applied and the project site will be monitored for five years. The economic value of this restoration is estimated at $792,700 per year and CO2 sequestration is estimated at 153 – 168 tons per year. The restoration will improve water quality by reducing phosphorus and nitrogen.

Year Started:2018
Year Completed:2019
Duration of Project:6 Months Plus 5 Years of Monitoring
Cost:$1 Million
Partners:RES, eRotary Coastal and Nicholls State Unversity