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Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor Habitat Acquisition

Implementing Organization

State of Texas; US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,273,778

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

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 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Texas Trustee Implementation Group (TX TIG) is providing $2,271,000.

Contact

Jon Hemming
(251) 517-8018
jon_hemming@fws.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/

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