Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor Habitat Acquisition
State of Texas; US Department of the Interior
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
The project includes acquisition of important coastal habitat that will be conveyed to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to be managed as part of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR). This acquisition would include at least 1,322 acres of tidal wetlands, thorn scrub, and coastal prairie with more than a mile of frontage on the Lower Laguna Madre and almost two miles of frontage on a tidal inlet called Laguna Vista Cove. The estimated cost for the project is $6,900,000 of which the DWH NRDA Texas Trustee Implementation Group (TX TIG) is providing $2,271,000.