Louisa Resource Area

The Louisa Resource Area is rich in natural, cultural and historical resources.


Natural History

This area has a diverse mix of natural features that support significant outdoor recreation.  The topography of the region developed along with the drainage patterns of the Iowa, Cedar and Mississippi Rivers.  The current natural resources display a dynamic pattern that encompass stream, flood plain, bottom land, cropland, marsh, upland and savannah habitats.  This habitat diversity supports a unique plant and animal community.


cultural history

The Tri-Rivers area can trace its human history from Archaic Indians, through mound builders and pioneer agriculture to the current rural setting.  Louisa County residents enjoy the amenities offered by open spaces, small towns and productive agriculture.  The residents have a history and identity that can be shared and enjoyed with visitors.