Iowa Department of Natural Resources
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
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
This project will permanently protect 2,655 acres and enhance 517 acres in the floodplain of the Central Mississippi River in Iowa. The project area includes two National Wildlife Refuges and a Wetland of International Importance, both in an important migration corridor. Reclaiming wetland areas that have been converted to agriculture, this project is the first step in restoring part of the migratory habitat for Canvasback, Tundra Swan, Lesser Scaup, and other species. The grantee will manage existing flood control levees to provide dependable wetland habitat for birds.