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Sabine Ranch Acquisition

Implementing Organization

The Conservation Fund


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Land Acquisition/Protection

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

Acquire 12,376 acres of Chenier Plain habitats, including extensive fresh and intermediate tidal marsh, coastal prairie, pondshore and salty prairie. Acquisition will secure the entire major watershed feeding Willow Sough Marsh, the largest remaining coastal freshwater marsh in Texas. The acquired property will be transferred to the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge and bring the Refuge's total holdings to 71,237 acres. Co-funded by NFWF (Project ID 1334), NRDA, and RESTORE Bucket 2.


Julie Shackelford
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Project Partners

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), National Wildlife Refuge Association

Affiliated Institutions

Co-funded by NAWCA, NRDA, and RESTORE Bucket 2.

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