Terrebonne HNC Island Restoration
State of Louisiana
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
This project will restore and enlarge the island from its current size of 32 acres to approximately 50 acres. The Terrebonne Bay HNC (Houma Navigation Canal) Colony is an important colonial waterbird nesting island in Terrebonne Parish, but suitable nesting habitat on the island for brown pelicans and wading birds is less than 10 acres. If this island is not restored and protected, it will likely erode to open water, and suitable nesting habitat on the island will be lost. Following construction, the island would be planted with suitable vegetation to provide optimal nesting substrate. The project will also include bare ground nesting areas for terns. Funds allocated to this project are for the Engineering and Design.
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