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Missouri Coteau Working Wetlands

Implementing Organization

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

This project area consists of the critically important Missouri Coteau of the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) that is utilized by nearly two million breeding pairs of ducks in any given year. The targeted counties contain more than 870,000 wetland basins where nearly 71% of those wetlands are currently unprotected and at-risk of drainage. Through innovative and new program options, teamed with tried and true easement options, Ducks Unlimited and its partners are proposing to leverage grant funding and matching contributions to acquire critical grassland and wetland easements in perpetuity while offering short-term grassland retention and enhancement programs to conserve 9,169 acres of prairie pothole habitat for migratory birds and the rural farming communities of North Dakota.

Contact

Jonas Davis
7013553593
jdavis@ducks.org
Project Website
Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, North Dakota Game & Fish Department, North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, Private Contributors

Affiliated Institutions

None

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