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Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge Vegetation Management and Dune Retention

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$466,143

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

This project will restore, protect, and enhance coastal wading bird, seabird, and shorebird nesting and foraging habitat on Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) through the removal of invasive vegetation, planting of native plant species, and subsequent reduction in shoreline erosion. Specifically, this project will: • Remove invasive plants by conducting chemical treatment and mechanical removal of coin vine (Dalbergia ecastophyllum) in areas that were, are, or could potentially be bird-nesting habitat (approximately 12 acres) and re-treat, where necessary, an additional 13 acres; • Restore and protect bird-nesting habitat by planting native vegetation and installing sand fencing, where appropriate.

Contact

Mary Fleck
Not Defined
mary_fleck@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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