Island Road 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 Shorelines Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project will affect a total of 938 acres of intermediate to brackish coastal marsh, benefiting a diverse array of migratory birds and other wildlife in the Gulf Coast Joint Venture’s Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area. Restoration work completed through the project will promote the increased production of desirable plant communities and provide benefits to priority migratory birds. Grant and match funds will pay for costs associated with building 60,000 linear feet of marsh terraces, and for plantings to stabilize the terraces on 799 acres in Terrebonne Parish adjacent to Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area southeast of Houma.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Louisiana Land & Exploration, Lafourche Parish Government, United Houma Nation, Bayou Grace, Restore or Retreat

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 36
Project Name: Island Road Marsh Terracing
SourceUID:
Latitude: 29.40496519
Longitude: -90.46378384
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Lafourche, Terrebonne
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): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Eric Held
Point of Contact – Phone: eheld@ducks.org.
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Louisiana Land & Exploration, Lafourche Parish Government, United Houma Nation, Bayou Grace, Restore or Retreat
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2014_March.shtm
Project Comments: 938 acres impacted in total. 799 acres restored and60,000 linear feet restored.
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: Unknown
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: 799
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 60000
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2112200
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 : 704000
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: 3
Total Amount Leveraged: 1408200


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