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Lower Mississippi Delta Wetlands

Implementing Organization

Foundation For Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$999,481

Known Leveraged Funding

$2,003,924

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

The project is in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMV) and represents a continuing effort to protect, restore, and enhance important wetland habitats. The LMV provides valuable habitat for millions of migratory birds and other wetland-dependent species. However, the LMV has lost a substantial amount of its wetlands due to changes in hydrology and conversion to agriculture, and the successful completion of these projects will help alleviate some of those degradations. This project will protect 1,430 wetland acres and will enhance 810 acres of moist soil wetland habitat and 28 acres of scrub-shrub wetland habitat via grant and match funds on public lands and restore 300 acres of bottomland hardwood wetlands via grant funds. This proposal will provide habitat for wood ducks and hooded mergansers, as well as 11 NAWCA High Priority and Priority waterfowl species. Numerous federal and state-listed endangered/threatened species will also benefit from these projects when they are completed.

Contact

Houston Havens
None
houstonh@mdwfp.state.ms.us
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY - BCR 26-Mississippi Alluvial Valley

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