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White Acquisition - Salvador WMA

Implementing Organization

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$2,420,000

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

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

This project will conserve and restore sensitive and vulnerable coastal marsh and swamp habitat. It will directly impact a total of 3,339 acres of wetlands of which 1,694 acres are primarily fresh marsh and 1,645 acres of swamp/forested wetland habitat. It will help offset the dramatic coastal land loss occurring along Louisiana's coast. This project includes the fee-title acquisition of 1,783 acres of wetland adjacent to Salvador Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Charles Parish, LA. The acquired property will be donated to the state of Louisiana and incorporated into the 30,000 acre WMA boundary. This project also includes the construction/dredging of three gaps in the Amite River Diversion Canal spoil bank that will restore 1,556 acres of forested wetlands. These habitat types support a multitude of resident, wintering, and migratory waterfowl and waterbirds as well as a diverse array of fish and wildlife species.

Contact

Mike Carloss
None
mcarloss@ducks.org
Project Website
Project Partners

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Louisana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Affiliated Institutions

None

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