Carbon Sequestration
Southeast Region
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Reforestation

Swamp area. Credit: USFWS

Swamp area. Credit: USFWS

Since Europeans first settled this country some 400 years ago, the Mississippi floodplain, consisted of 22 million acres of thickly forested terrain. Today there is less than 5 million acres of native forest remaining. This translates to an average loss of 42,000 acres per year since the year 1600. Today, the Service and its partners are striving to restore a minute portion of this forest land on national wildlife refuges.

 

Restored Native Habitat

 

Partners

 

Case Studies

 

Looking to the Future

 

Last updated: February 4, 2010