Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative I
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA
Land Acquisition / Protection
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.
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (Wetlands America Trust), Walker Foundation, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Cypress Brake Tree Farm, Private Landowner, Mississippi Audubon Society
3,465 acres acquired under easement. 492 acres restored and 379 new acres enhanced.