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Matagorda Bay Rookery Island, Feasibility Study and Alternative Analysis

Implementing Organization

National Audubon Society

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$250,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$1,525,000

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Planning

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will evaluate potential options for protecting and enhancing colonial waterbird rookery islands within the 350 square mile Matagorda Bay system. Of the 16 historically active nesting sites in Matagorda Bay only 6 remain today and only two provide significant nesting opportunities for bird populations: Lavaca Bay Spoils and Sundown Island. The results of this project will provide a detailed guide for future conservation investments that would protect and enhance colonial waterbird populations in the region by enhancing resiliency and sustainability of their critical nesting habitat.

Contact

Iliana Pena
210-913-9798
ipena@audubon.org
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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