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Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management

Implementing Organization

State of Mississippi, US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$6,000,000

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

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

The primary objective of this project is aimed at protecting important contiguous lands and waters to more effectively and efficiently restore and manage target habitats for the benefit of coastal resources. The project includes acquiring up to 8,000 acres and managing up to 17,500 acres within the boundaries of the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), and Grand Bay Savanna Coastal Preserve in Jackson County, Mississippi. Land will be acquired from willing sellers. Target habitats (coastal marsh, beach, freshwater marsh, savannas and flatwoods, and forested freshwater scrub-shrub) will be enhanced. Restoration measures include invasive species management, mechanical clearing, chemical treatment, and prescribed fire. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is a project partner.

Contact

Kate Healy
(251) 517-8010
katherine_healy@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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