Longleaf Pine forests once covered millions of acres across the southeast United States, but now is restricted to less than 5% of its original area.
Land Trust for Louisiana (LTL) obtained the Conservation Easement on the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve in 2009. This joint preservation effort between LTL and The Nature Conservancy provides protection to 949.94 acres by restricting development of the land.
Located east of Abita Springs on Talisheek Highway (LA Highway 435), this property is open to the public and permits visitors daily access during daylight hours. This preserve features an interpretive boardwalk and is home to a Longleaf Pine savannah and Bayhead swamps.
The savanna and swamp habitats are home to over 300 species of herbaceous plants, including the Carnivorous Yellow Pitcher plant, Parrot Sundew Pitcher plant and the increasingly rare Bachman’s Sparrow.
Please take the opportunity to visit and explore this rare and beautiful land. It is the perfect spot for birding, photography, family, or solo walks.