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Follets Island Habitat Acquisition Phase 2

Implementing Organization

State of Texas


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources


Project Description

The project will obtain and conserve approximately 350 acres of wetland, coastal, and nearshore habitats through fee-simple acquisition on Follets Island between San Luis Pass and the southwest extent of Drum Bay, Texas for inclusion in the existing Follets Island Coastal Management Area (CMA). Preservation of beach-to-bay habitat on Follets Island will protect the area from further development and remedy harm to a wide range of natural resources affected by the spill. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will manage the area for conservation, which would reduce the likelihood of resource impacts due to uncontrolled use of the area. This project is independent of, but builds upon the Follets Island Habitat Acquisition Project (Portal ID #105;


Angela Schrift
(512) 389-8755
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