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Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland VI

Implementing Organization

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$1,584,565

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

This project will protect some of the most productive wetland and associated grassland habitat within the Hi-Line through acquisition of perpetual conservation easements (5151 acres); enhance existing grassland and wetland habitat, primarily by implementing grazing systems with benefits to waterfowl and Sprague's Pipit; restore wetland habitat, primarily by plugging drain ditches (20 acres); and enhance Piping Plover nesting beaches (2 acres). High priority Mallards and Northern Pintails are two of the most abundant waterfowl species breeding in the project area, and to a slightly lesser extent, Lesser Scaup. Many other species of waterfowl use this portion of the Prairie Pothole Region for breeding including priority species such as Redheads, Canvasbacks, Ring-necked Ducks, and American Wigeon

Contact

Randy Gazda
None
randy_gazda@fws.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Montana Department Of Fish, Wildlife And Parks, Private Contributors

Affiliated Institutions

Prairie Pothole - BCR 11 Prairie Potholes

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