Massettes Marsh Enhancement


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited Canada

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: Quebec

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

Project Description

This enhancement project will maintain habitat conditions on a rich 208-acre wetland complex by maintaining water at suitable levels. The project will ensure improved staging and nesting conditions on 208 acres for 10 oiled species: Least Bittern, Black Tern, Black-crowned Night-heron, Common Tern, Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Mallard1. Another 23 species of priority migratory birds were identified as either utilizing Massetts Marsh for breeding or staging habitat during their migration to and from the Gulf Coast States.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 397
Project Name: Massettes Marsh Enhancement
SourceUID:
Latitude: 45.57667551
Longitude: -75.2788929
Country: Canada
State or Province: Quebec
County:
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
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: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Pat Kehoe
Point of Contact – Phone: p_kehoe@ducks.ca
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/get-involved/MBCC_2014.pdf
Project Comments: Acquisitions may not yet been finalized, so purchased acres amount is the expected purchased acres.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
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: 208
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 400000
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 : 200000
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: 200000
Completeness: P