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Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative I

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

From the Grant Award: Wetlands in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley support a rich diversity of wildlife species. Through this project, seven partners will protect, restore, and enhance 4,436 acres on state and private lands. Enhancement and restoration activities will increase foraging capacity, nesting and roosting habitat, benefiting 22 species of waterfowl and more than 70 additional species of migratory birds that depend on wetlands for survival. The project will also improve public uses of the Indianola and Mahannah Wildlife Management Areas, supporting hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, and other nature-based recreational activities.


Nick Biasini
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Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (Wetlands America Trust), Walker Foundation, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Cypress Brake Tree Farm, Private Landowner, Mississippi Audubon Society

Affiliated Institutions

3,465 acres acquired under easement. 492 acres restored and 379 new acres enhanced.

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