Restore the Earth Foundation Reforestation SROI Report Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area
This report contains a forecast of the economic, social, and environmental outcomes of a reforestation project in coastal Louisiana at the southern tip of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV). The Social Return on Investment (SROI) was commissioned by Restore the Earth Foundation (Restore the Earth), a non-governmental organization that aims to generate support from corporate donors to fund forest and wetland restoration efforts in the MAV. Restore the Earth has an initial focus on Louisiana coastal environments in the face of the state’s ongoing coastal land loss crisis (Couvillon et al 2011). This report looks at its reforestation of 4,000 acres of cypress trees on the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (Pointe-aux-Chenes, LA) as part of its future goal of restoring a million acres of the MAV.