Bayou L’Ours Marsh Terracing


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Project Location: Louisiana1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Beaches / Dunes

Project Description

This project will restore 1,254 acres of coastal marsh and 130 acres of sand dunes in southeast Louisiana. Approximately 75% of the marsh vegetation in the project area has died. The restoration will restore native plant communities using terraces. Marsh terraces use existing soil to create long, linear segments of marsh that are aligned to reduce the effect of erosion, resulting in calm water that promotes the growth of aquatic vegetation. This will create migration and wintering habitat for priority waterfowl and as many as 40 species of other wetland birds, along with alligators, shrimp, blue craps, and other animals.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Louisiana Land and Exploration, Lafourche Parish Government, Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 21
Project Name: Bayou L’Ours Marsh Terracing
SourceUID:
Latitude: 29.40604582
Longitude: -90.26545181
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Lafourche
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Louisiana Land and Exploration, Lafourche Parish Government, Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2014_Nov.shtm
Project Comments: Restore 1254 acres of coastal marsh and 130 acres of sand dunes . 1384 acres impacted in total
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Open
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 1384
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2919286
DWH Funder: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 973096
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 1946190


  1. This map shows a general area in which project actions will be implemented. At this time, the specific project location and extent is unknown or unavailable. The true project extent is likely much smaller than the focal area.