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Acquisition of Priority Tracts for Coastal Habitat Connectivity - Phase I

Implementing Organization

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)


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


Project Description

Enhance coastal habitat connectivity and increase core conservation areas within the Mississippi Coastal Preserves system, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The conservation of coastal habitats is one of the fundamental steps in building and maintaining a sustainable, resilient coastal environment.


Melanie Green
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Project Partners

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi Secretary of State

Affiliated Institutions

Multiple acquisitions TBD

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