Located near Maringouin, Louisiana, the Sunnyside Plantation Mitigation Bank is the first conservation easement held by Land Trust for Louisiana in Iberville Parish. The plantation was acquired by Harry L. Laws & Company, Inc. almost 40 years ago, and this conservation easement between the two parties was formally accepted in June 2014.
Used primarily for agricultural production for the past 40 years, the site will re-establish 82.65 acres of bottomland hardwood forest wetlands. The conservation easement will be part of a two phase project, which is includes nearly 200 acres of re-established wetland. Once completed, the two phases will help enhance the wetland value and potential for biological diversity of the adjacent 30,000+ acres of bottomland hardwood forest by increasing its contiguous acreage.