Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
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
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.
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.↩