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Bayou Sauvage Protection

Implementing Organization

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA


Project Category


Project Actions

Land Acquisition/Protection

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will protect and restore 30,239 acres of wetlands in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, where marsh habitats have been lost due to sea level rise, severe weather, and development. This area supports breeding Wood Ducks, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, and Mottled Ducks, as well as wintering waterfowl. The 30,084 acres of protected land, adjacent to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, will be managed as part of the refuge after they are acquired. Another 155 acres currently overrun with invasive Chinese tallow will be planted and restored to natural vegetation types, hardwood forest and bald cypress swamp.


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Project Partners

The Conservation Fund

Affiliated Institutions

Acquire 30,084 acres. 155 acres restoration. 30239 acres impacted in total

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