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Big Tree Ranch Acquisition

Implementing Organization

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,900,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The Conservation Foundation

Funding Program

MOEX Supplemental Environmental Projects

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Endangered Species Habitat

Project Description

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) worked with The Nature Conservancy to secure funding for the acquisition of Big Tree Ranch, an 80 acre tract in Aransas County, Texas. This land has extremely high conservation and recreation value, especially as habitat for the endangered Whooping Crane (Grus americana) and for public viewing of the crane. The entire tract is designated Whooping Crane critical habitat by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The property was transferred to TPWD to be operated and managed as part of the adjacent 330-acre Goose Island State Park (GISP).

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Project Partners

The Nature Conservancy

Affiliated Institutions

None

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