Bear Trust is partnering with Mississippi River Trust, the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee, the Walton Family Foundation, and Wildlife Mississippi to restore bottomland hardwood forests and wetlands in the Lower Mississippi Batture.
The goal of this project is to help achieve more sustainable land and water management in the active floodplain of the Lower Mississippi. In so doing, we will provide significant ecological benefits for bears and other wildlife.
This important restoration project will help conserve habitat for black bears, as well as for 8 high priority species of migratory waterfowl, including the hooded merganser, Canada goose, gadwall, northern pintail, green winged teal, ring-necked duck, mallard, and wood duck. In addition, this project will help protect habitat for forest-dwelling songbirds, raptors, and shorebirds including the Swainson’s warbler, cerulean warbler, prothonotary warbler, Acadian flycatcher, Kentucky warbler, swallow-tailed kite, and the American woodcock.