Coastal Texas III
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
This project will restore and enhance 2,730 acres of decreasing coastal wetland types and other critical habitats in the Texas portion of the Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV). Proposed activities for Tract 1 will use grant and match funding to restore and enhance 2,207 acres of privately owned wetlands, and will continue a 25-year partnership of landowners, state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations committed to the long-term support of wetlands conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast through the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project. Project sites on Tract 1 will include moist-soil units and seasonally flooded rice fields that will provide important migration, wintering, and breeding habitat for numerous species of waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, and landbirds. These sites will be managed under agreements with private landowners, and will include projects across the three initiative areas within the Texas portion of the GCJV (Chenier Plain Initiative Area, Texas Mid-Coast Initiative Area, and Laguna Madre Initiative Area). The project also includes enhancement activities on 264 acres of palustrine wetlands and critical nesting islands adjacent to estuarine marsh.
Ducks Unlimited, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Red Bluff Prairie Hunting Club, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department