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James River Lowlands / Missouri Coteau Project - Phase VI

Implementing Organization

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.


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

In this sixth phase of the Missouri Coteau and James River Lowlands Prairie Pothole Joint Venter project, partners will use grant and matching funds to acquire easements on 6,243 acres of grassland and wetland habitat. The easements will become part of the National Wildlife Refuge System under the Small Wetlands Acquisition Program. Waterfowl, particularly Northern Pintails, will benefit, but numerous species of shorebirds, wading birds, marsh birds and other wetland-dependent wildlife, grassland songbirds and other grassland-dependent wildlife will also benefit. Valuable breeding, migration and, for some resident species, wintering habitat will be protected. Ancillary benefits include flood control, water quality maintenance, erosion control, tourism, economic diversity, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas reduction, infrastructure protection and historical preservation.


Randy Renner
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Project Partners

South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Private Landowner

Affiliated Institutions

Multiple reported figures: 5871 acres impacted in total OR 6,243 acres of land acquisition

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