Project Page

Grand Bay Acquisition

Implementing Organization

The Nature Conservancy

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$7,477,500

Known Leveraged Funding

$64,000

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

Acquisition of approximately 1000 acres in Grand Bay adjacent to and between existing protected lands (Alabama Forever Wild program and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge) which houses a broad diversity of habitats including shell mounds, pine flatwood savannas, oak cheniers, coastal marshes and salt pannes that feed into the vast seagrasses and oyster reefs that dominate Grand Bay proper. Project will protect lands that support a diversity of wildlife, including black bear, coastal and wading birds, waterfowl, neotropical migratory birds, nursery habitat for coastal finfish and shellfish (such as speckled seatrout, redfish, Atlantic croaker, shrimp, blue crabs) and many threatened and endangered species, including the West Indian manatee, Mississippi sandhill crane, Mississippi diamondback terrapin, Gulf sturgeon and opossum pipefish.

Contact

Judy Haner
251-433-1150
jhaner@tnc.org
Project Website
Project Partners

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Affiliated Institutions

None

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