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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Marsh and Dunes Acquisition

Implementing Organization

The Nature Conservancy

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,575,000

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

Barrier Islands

Project Description

Purchase approximately 1,682 acres on South Padre Island from the Laurence Jones family, of which NFWF GEBF will provide funding for 1,000 acres, for the appraised value of $2,500 per acre. Subsequently transfer ownership of the land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for inclusion in the adjacent Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

Contact

Rosanne M Roegner
None
rroegner@tnc.org
Project Website
Project Partners

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Deepwater Horizon Texas Trustee Implementation Group (Texas TIG)

Affiliated Institutions

None

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