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Bayou Monnaie Marsh

Implementing Organization

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.


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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

The Bayou Monnaie project will restore more than 7,300 acres of degraded coastal marsh and beach habitat along the Gulf Coast in southeast Louisiana. Specifically, the project will create beach habitat along 7.4 miles of the Gulf of Mexico, construct marsh terraces on 541 acres and restore the hydrologic integrity of 6,000 acres of coastal marsh across southern Louisiana. The project will restore areas on Elmer's Island Refuge and private lands owned by funding partner ConocoPhillips.


Mike Carloss
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Project Partners

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Lafourche Parish Government, Louisiana Department Of Wildlife & Fisheries, Louisiana Land & Exploration

Affiliated Institutions

GULF COAST - BCR 37-Gulf Coastal Prairie

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