Louisiana Economic Development Create my AccountContact Louisiana Economic DevelopmentTo request additions or corrections to this entry email the AdministratorRelated Success Stories for Louisiana Economic DevelopmentAmerican Heritage Rivers InitiativeAmerican Heritage Rivers, designated by the President, are engaged in community-driven, public-private partnerships to protect and sustain their environments, economies, and local heritage.Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Woods InitiativeThe AMC's Maine Woods Initiative is a strategy for land conservation that integrates habitat protection, recreation, education, and sustainable forestry in the 100-Mile Wilderness region of Maine. Atlantic Station RedevelopmentInnovative Smart Growth practices alleviate air pollution and foster development that combats sprawl and supports economic development.Community Floodplain Buyout PartnershipMissouri watershed project used to buyout more than 100 frequently flooded residences and businesses in Piedmont. In their place are a park and a hiking trail.Defense Mapping Agency Center/National Imagery and Mapping Agency Formerly used Defense site is being restored for economic development and conservation of significant wetland areas.Envision UtahEnvision Utah, an unparalleled public-private partnership, educates citizens about urban growth and methods for maintaining quality of life and natural beauty.Evolution of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC)Maui Invasive Species Committee, an informal private-county-state-federal partnership, works to prevent serious alien plant and animal invasions threatening Haleakala National Park.Indian Creek Restoration/City Center Revitalization Caldwell’s downtown revitalization plan uses restoration of Indian Creek as the catalyst for a sustainable community with ecological integrity and economic vitality. Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc.Federal, State and local partners joined together to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for restoration and management of the Kaskaskia River watershed.Lewiston Initiates Community Investment with Bates Mill RedevelopmentThe City of Lewiston, Maine cleaned up and redeveloped a former textile mill using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields funding. Existing structures were conserved. McKenzie Creek Watershed ProjectThe project consists of voluntary acquisition of frequently flooded properties in the City of Piedmont and development of a habitat enhancing greenway.Nebraska Partnership for All-Bird ConservationPartners promote coordinated & voluntary land stewardship that will conserve, improve, and expand habitat for all bird species in Nebraska.Soap Lake Science and Community CollaborativeScience and education are bridging environmental goals and community economic development interests for the benefit of a unique natural resource. Southern Appalachian Elk RestorationRestoration of elk to its historic eastern range is underway in the southern Appalachians, with elk populations in Kentucky now exceeding 5,550.Trout PondThe Trust for Public Land and its partners created a 2,660-acre community forest in Freedom, New Hampshire.Upper Klamath Basin Working GroupA community stakeholder group created by Senator Mark O. Hatfield in 1996 to develop consensus solutions to complex agricultural and endangered species issues associated with water allocations.White Mountain Apache TribeThe White Mountain Apache Tribe has created innovative strategies for balancing economic development and resource conservation.Woodlands Trail and Park, Inc. As an American Heritage Rivers “Keystone” projects for Louisiana, Woodlands Trail and Park, Inc. is uniting the river communities of Orleans and Plaquemines Parish with a series of greenways.