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Atchafalaya River Basin I

Implementing Organization

The Nature Conservancy


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA


Project Category


Project Actions

Land Acquisition/Protection

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will protect 5,436 acres of primarily forested wetlands in the Atchafalaya Basin in Southeast Louisiana through fee title acquisition. The Atchafalaya Basin provides flood protection and critical habitat for over 300 species, including Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup.


James F. Bergan
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Project Partners

Wilburt's Sons, Llc, Frost Foundation, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Inc, W. Murphy Foundation, Privatate Contributions, Shell Oil Company

Affiliated Institutions

LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY - BCR 26-Mississippi Alluvial Valley

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