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Current Park Preservation Projects

  • Barataria
  • chalmette
  • Indianadunesbanner
  • ivanpah
  • NPT is working in cooperation with The Trust for Public Lands on securing funding to acquire the Barataria Preserve for the National Park Service. 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 is 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 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.
  • NPT remains an active partner with the National Park Service at Mojave National Preserve in California. NPT turned over management of the Desert Tortoise Research Facility after Chevron Corporation, who built the facility, conveyed title to the NPS. Chevron also provided NPT $491,000.00 to support tortoise research. NPT continues to provide this funding to the NPS for the important research on the endangered Desert Tortoise being undertaken at this facility. NPT will remain actively involved in this role for several more years.

  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve: Barataria Preserve, LA
    NPT is working in cooperation with The Trust for Public Land on securing funding to acquire Barataria Preserve for the National Park Service. 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.
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve: Chalmette National Battlefield and Cemetery, LA
    NPT is 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 then assist rangers with removing invasive species and planting native trees and foliage at the park's entrance and at the national cemetery.
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
    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.
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN 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.
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