Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation, founded in 1936, owns approximately 90,000 acres of marsh lands located in St. Bernard Parish, LA. As the mineral owner, it derives mineral royalty revenues from the Company’s land. The Company also derives minimal revenues from surface rentals. In addition, the Company currently leases a portion of its surface for hunting and fishing.
During the late 19th and the early 20th centuries Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation’s (“Biloxi”), predecessor in title, St. Bernard Syndicate, acquired marsh land acreage in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Today, Biloxi incorporated in 1936, has title to an acreage position of roughly 90,000 acres of surface, subsurface and minerals in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
Biloxi’s property composes the majority of the Biloxi Marsh Complex Peninsula about 35 miles southeast of the City of New Orleans which is a major land mass that protects the City and Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain from storm surge during tropical storm events. View the Lines of Defense Map.
Biloxi has been active in the coastal restoration arena predating the formation of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). We have sponsored restoration plans, studies, peer reviewed papers which have been published in scientific journals. Click here for more information about our coastal restoration efforts.
Since 1957 Biloxi has proudly allowed the public use of over 35,000 acres of its property for waterfowl hunting, fishing and other recreational uses by leasing a portion of the surface of its property to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission for the establishment of the Biloxi – Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
The Biloxi Marsh as a major marine estuary is critical for our regional fishing industry as well as providing significant storm surge protection for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Biloxi’s ongoing stewardship of their private property by taking aggressive action promoting and advocating for stabilization and restoration of the Biloxi Marsh Complex demonstrates its dedication to St. Bernard Parish, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin and the State of Louisiana.
Historically, from time-to-time Biloxi has derived mineral revenues from oil and gas exploration and development activities that take place on or in close proximity to its property in St. Bernard Parish. Biloxi entered into an Injection Agreement with Denbury Carbon Solutions, LLC effective March 9, 2022. This agreement grants Denbury Carbon Solutions, LLC the sole, exclusive and limited right to inject and sequester CO2 in pore space beneath a portion of the Company’s property located in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.