Madewood Conservation Easement consist of 206 acres located in Assumption Parish in an area that has experienced habitat loss from agriculture. Currently, the site is primarily sugarcane and soybean cropland that is to be restored as bottomland forest as part of a wetland mitigation bank. In addition to croplands there are crawfish ponds and the site also serves as a habitat for Louisiana black bear, which is listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The goal is to restore native bottomland hardwood habitat through afforestation with native species benefiting resident wildlife populations and neotropical migratory bird species. Hydrology restoration with the re-routing of artificial drains and agricultural ditches will be implemented as well as the elimination of invasive species.