Central SD Wetlands and Prairies


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Project Location: South Dakota1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

This project focuses on the Prairie Pothole Region, west of the James River in South Dakota. This habitat includes the Missouri Coteau, one of the most important waterfowl breeding areas in North America. This grant will permanently protect 3,651 acres of wetlands and adjacent grasslands to be managed as Game Production Areas. Funds will also be used to restore and enhance 4,759 acres of temporary, seasonal, and semi-permanent wetlands currently at risk of conversion to cropland. The grasslands are native prairie and provide important nesting habitat for numerous species of migratory birds, while increasing water quality.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Private Landowners, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Northern South Dakota Chapter of Pheasants Forever

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 24
Project Name: Central SD Wetlands and Prairies
SourceUID:
Latitude: 45.02588735
Longitude: -99.25995472
Country: United States of America
State or Province: South Dakota
County: Campbell, McPherson, Brown, Walworth, Edmunds, Potter, Faulk, Spink, Sully, Hughes, Hyde, Hand, Beadle, Buffalo, Jerauld, Sanborn, Brule
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Private Landowners, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Northern South Dakota Chapter of Pheasants Forever
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2014_Nov.shtm
Project Comments: Acquire 3651 acres and restore 4759 acres. 8410 acres impacted in total
Acres Acquired: 3651
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Easement
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Unknown
Easement Holder Type: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 1: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 2: Unknown
Duration: Unknown
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 4759
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2014600
DWH Funder: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 1000000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 1014600
Completeness: C


  1. This map shows a general area in which land acquisitions, protection, or restoration activities occur. These general areas will be replaced by specific project polygons if/when that information becomes available.

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