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Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative II

Implementing Organization

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$999,830

Known Leveraged Funding

$2,286,803

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

From the Grant Award: The Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative II represents the second phase of a series of projects designed to bring partners together to protect, restore and enhance wetlands in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, with a focus on public lands and strategic conservation easements on private lands. Project activities will help mitigate habitat degradation and ensure the area continues to fulfill its historical role as one of the most important landscapes in North America for continental populations of waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds and other wetland-dependent migratory birds. Grant and match funds will be used to protect, restore and enhance 2,684 acres on 6 sites in 5 counties.

Contact

Nick Biasini
None
nbiasini@ducks.org
Project Website
Project Partners

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

Affiliated Institutions

1851 acres acquired under two easements. 247 acres restored. 586 acres enhanced

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