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Island Road Marsh Terracing

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will affect a total of 938 acres of intermediate to brackish coastal marsh, benefiting a diverse array of migratory birds and other wildlife in the Gulf Coast Joint Venture's Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area. Restoration work completed through the project will promote the increased production of desirable plant communities and provide benefits to priority migratory birds. Grant and match funds will pay for costs associated with building 60,000 linear feet of marsh terraces, and for plantings to stabilize the terraces on 799 acres in Terrebonne Parish adjacent to Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area southeast of Houma.


Eric Held
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Project Partners

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Louisiana Land & Exploration, Lafourche Parish Government, United Houma Nation, Bayou Grace, Restore or Retreat

Affiliated Institutions

938 acres impacted in total. 799 acres restored and 60,000 linear feet restored.

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