Iowa Mississippi River Valley


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Iowa Department of Natural Resources

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: Iowa1

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

Project Description

This project will permanently protect 2,655 acres and enhance 517 acres in the floodplain of the Central Mississippi River in Iowa. The project area includes two National Wildlife Refuges and a Wetland of International Importance, both in an important migration corridor. Reclaiming wetland areas that have been converted to agriculture, this project is the first step in restoring part of the migratory habitat for Canvasback, Tundra Swan, Lesser Scaup, and other species. The grantee will manage existing flood control levees to provide dependable wetland habitat for birds.

Project Contact

Project Partners

The Nature Conservancy, Private Landowners, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Pheasants Forever Jackson County Chapter, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Waterfowl USA Quad Cities Chapter, Pheasants Forever Iowa State Council, Quad City Conservation Alliance

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 35
Project Name: Iowa Mississippi River Valley
SourceUID:
Latitude: 41.46219961
Longitude: -91.07192843
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Iowa
County: Clinton, Des Moines, Jackson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott
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):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: The Nature Conservancy, Private Landowners, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Pheasants Forever Jackson County Chapter, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Waterfowl USA Quad Cities Chapter, Pheasants Forever Iowa State Council, Quad City Conservation Alliance
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2014_Nov.shtm
Project Comments: Acquire 2655 acres and restore 517 acres. 3172 acres impacted in total.
Acres Acquired: 2655
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Type: Federal
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 517
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3301690
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: 2301690
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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