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Restoration - Restoration of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Contributors: Penland, Maygarden, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
The population is growing rapidly in many areas of the Basin, especially the Florida Parishes, bringing far-reaching changes in land-use patterns. Unplanned and poorly planned growth are causing loss of habitat and a decline in water quality.
|Figure 6: Slash pine-wiregrass habitat, Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge. |
LPBF has participated in the following actions designed to address these issues:
- The establishment of the 15,000-acre Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge in St. Tammany Parish, as well as other greenways throughout the Basin (Figure 6).
- The development of New Directions 2025, a comprehensive land use plan for St. Tammany Parish.
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