Forest Restoration

A boardwalk trail winds through a beautiful green forest at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center.

Reforestation is ongoing with the help of hundreds of volunteers each year.

Bringing back the native forest surrounding Audubon Louisiana Nature Center was a daunting task following the damage six feet of floodwater inflicted after Hurricane Katrina. Since that unforgettable event, Audubon worked to restore the habitat through removal of invasive Chinese tallow trees and reintroduction of native Louisiana species. This ongoing process is possible through generous participation by armies of volunteers from across the nation. These renewed forests complete with new foot trails compliment the new boardwalk, bringing the beauty of the South Louisiana woodlands back home for Nature Center guests.