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Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor - Holly Beach Tract Acquisition

Implementing Organization

The Conservation Fund

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

Acquire and convey to USFWS 1,540 acres of estuarine and freshwater wetlands and associated habitats within theboundary of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, of which NFWF will provide funding for 404 acres.Acquisition of Holly Beach will preserve a top USFWS regional priority, a designation based on Holly Beach's four miles of tidal frontage on Laguna Madre within Cameron County (TX), its high quality habitat for imperiled species, and its habitat linkage to secure a wildlife travel corridor within the Refuge. Resources harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which are specifically addressed by protection of Holly Beach include estuarine marsh, water quality, shallow aquatic habitats, emergent tidal marshes, migratory and shore birds, and a range of other coastal habitats and species.

Contact

Julie Shackelford
936-468-5490
julieshackelford@conservationfund.org
Project Website
Project Partners

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Peregrine Fund, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), National Wildlife Refuge Association, Deepwater Horizon Texas Trustee Implementation Group

Affiliated Institutions

None

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