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Mid-Coast Habitat Acquisition

Implementing Organization

State of Texas; US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,081,995

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

This project acquired a coastal estuarine land tract, in Matagorda County, Texas, that was conveyed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to be managed as part of the Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The project acquired 692.77 acres, including approximately 520 acres of mostly estuarine wetlands. The restoration action protects the tract and protects primarily estuarine wetlands and bay waters from land use practices that diminish its value for fish and wildlife resources that were affected by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill.

Contact

Erin Chandler
361-244-3540
erin_chandler@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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