Year of Project: 2000
Trees Planted:100,000

In this project 100,000 mixed hardwood seedings were planted on the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This was the last pha… Read More

St. Catherine River National Wildlife Refuge #4

Year Planted: 2000

Trees Planted: 100,000
Location: Mississippi

In this project 100,000 mixed hardwood seedings were planted on the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This was the last phase of a four phase project to reforest land that had been converted from forest to grow soybeans. Once the land is restored to hardwood forests it will be managed for multiple-use benefits, such as habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear (endangered), the American bald eagle (threatened), the peregrine falcon (endangered), for wintering and breeding waterfowl and as a migrating, breeding and stopover site for neotropical birds. In addition, it will help restore the Lower Mississippi River Ecosystem, reduce fragmentation of the existing habitat and enhance bird watching and hunting opportunities. The project will also showcase that consumptive and non-consumptive benefits that can be provided by a properly managed bottomland forest are often greater than clearing marginal land for agricultural use.


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St. Catherine River National Wildlife Refuge #4

Year Planted: 2000
Trees Planted: 100,000
Location: Mississippi

In this project 100,000 mixed hardwood seedings were planted on the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This was the last phase of a four phase project to reforest land that had been converted from forest to grow soybeans. Once the land is restored to hardwood forests it will be managed for multiple-use benefits, such as habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear (endangered), the American bald eagle (threatened), the peregrine falcon (endangered), for wintering and breeding waterfowl and as a migrating, breeding and stopover site for neotropical birds. In addition, it will help restore the Lower Mississippi River Ecosystem, reduce fragmentation of the existing habitat and enhance bird watching and hunting opportunities. The project will also showcase that consumptive and non-consumptive benefits that can be provided by a properly managed bottomland forest are often greater than clearing marginal land for agricultural use.



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