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: 2013
This project will restore and enhance 2,612 acres of wetland and upland habitat, including seasonally flooded rice fields, on public and private lands. The Texas Gulf Coast is one of the most important migration and wintering habitats in North America for populations of waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, Neotropical migratory songbirds, and other wetland wildlife. Working with landowners to compensate for the region’s continued loss of marsh and wet prairies, partners will enhance foraging, water quality, flood storage, and soil conservation throughout the project area. The work will benefit more than 304 bird species including Mottled Duck, Northern Pintail, Mallard, Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup, and Cackling Canada Goose.
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.↩