Carbon Sequestration
Southeast Region
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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




Case Studies


Looking to the Future


Last updated: February 4, 2010