Current Park Preservation Projects
- The Barataria Preserve includes the Fleming plantation, a 4,000 acre property made up of bayous, bottomland hardwoods, and marsh. Not only is this an important historic and ecological site, but its preservation would lead to restoration of marshland on the property. This restored marshland would help absorb storm surges and protect the Louisiana coastline while adding to education and visitor recreation opportunities.
- NPT will be working with NPS on a multi-year program in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans (January 8, 2015) and the upcoming centennial celebration of the National Park Service (NPS) in 2016. NPS and NPT will work with students from Chalmette Elementary to educate them about the unique and important historical significance of the park and this restoration project. The students will then assist rangers with removing invasive species and planting native trees and foliage at the park's entrance and at the national cemetery.
- The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) is the world's largest urban national park. NPT has embarked on an effort with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to garner legislative support for Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) to acquire large parcels within this national park, which includes over 500 miles of recreation trails and 47 miles of beaches – all within access to Los Angeles' diverse and often park-poor population.
- NPT is currently working with NIPSCO and the National Park Service to acquire a critical parcel near the lakeshore that would allow NPS to connect a critical in-holding. This acquisition would be extremely beneficial to the lakeshore, providing additional protection to the fragile ecosystem.