Bayou Sauvage Protection


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

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

Land Acquisition / Protection
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project will protect and restore 30,239 acres of wetlands in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, where marsh habitats have been lost due to sea level rise, severe weather, and development. This area supports breeding Wood Ducks, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, and Mottled Ducks, as well as wintering waterfowl. The 30,084 acres of protected land, adjacent to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, will be managed as part of the refuge after they are acquired. Another 155 acres currently overrun with invasive Chinese tallow will be planted and restored to natural vegetation types, hardwood forest and bald cypress swamp.

Project Contact

Project Partners

The Conservation Fund

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 22
Project Name: Bayou Sauvage Protection
SourceUID:
Latitude: 30.1127105
Longitude: -89.88117646
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. John the Baptist
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: The Conservation Fund
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2014_Nov.shtm
Project Comments: Acquire 30,084 acres. 155 acres restoration. 30239 acres impacted in total
Acres Acquired: 30084
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Type: Federal
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Unknown
Easement Holder Type: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 1: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 2: Unknown
Duration: Unknown
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 155
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2888735
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 : 888735
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: 2000000
Completeness: C


  1. This map shows the location and extent of project activities.