Iowa Mississippi River Valley
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA
Land Acquisition / Protection
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.
The Nature Conservancy, Private Landowners, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Pheasants Forever Jackson County Chapter, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Waterfowl USA Quad Cities Chapter, Pheasants Forever Iowa State Council, Quad City Conservation Alliance
Acquire 2655 acres and restore 517 acres. 3172 acres impacted in total.