Employees of Northwest travelled to Vicksburg, Mississippi to commemorate the donation and planted trees as part of a carbon sequestration project near the Tensas River
had been in 1944 in an area that is now part of the Tensas River
National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Louisiana, about 175 miles (280 kilometers) south of the Cache River basin.
Catherines Island Liberty, GA 0/5 Blackbeard Island Mclntosh, GA 1/7 (14) Harris Neck NWR McIntosh, GA 0/5 Ballard WMA Ballard, KY 0/5 Fort Knox Hardin, KY 0/5 West Kentucky WMA McCracken, KY 1/5 (20) Tensas River
NWR Madison, LA 0/3 Dahomey NWR Bolivar, MS 0/3 Cape Hatteras NS Dare, NC 1/4 (25) Mattamukseet NWR Hyde, NC 1/5 (20) Sea Pines Beaufort, SC 0/18 Kiawah Island Charleston, SC 0/5 Total 6/110 (5.5) E.
Today the estimated 300 to 400 surviving bears live in two discrete populations: one in the Tensas River
Basin in northeastern Louisiana, the other in the Atchafalaya River Basin in the southcentral portion of the state.
The ivory-billed woodpecker had not been seen in North America since the late 1940s, when the wooded home of the last known individuals along the Tensas River
in Louisiana was cleared for soybean fields and stripped of its largest trees for timber.
Here at age nineteen, he published his first sketch, "Cupping on the Sternum." He attended medical school in Louisville, Kentucky; and from 1846 until his death in 1850, he was a country doctor on the Tensas River
in Madison Parish, Louisiana, where he wrote his "Swamp Doctor" stories.