Restoration & Enhancement of Freshwater Wetlands on the Coastal Plain of Tamaulipas: Rancho El Mezquite


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited De Mexico, A.C.

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: Tamaulipas

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: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

This project will be conducted at the Rancho El Mezquite in San Fernando County in the state of Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico, within the Laguna Madre Wetland Complex. The Laguna Madre Wetland Complex is a Mexican Priority Wetland, a Key Area for Waterfowl and Shorebirds, and an Important Area for Waterbirds. The freshwater wetlands of the complex are important for migratory birds that winter there, including Northern Pintail and Redhead. The region hosts 15% of all the wintering waterfowl in Mexico, including 36% of the entire continental Redhead population, 6% of the entire continental population of Piping Plover, globally threatened, and 20% of the Reddish Egret in the world. Unfortunately, the wetlands have been declining or deteriorating because of increased agricultural and cattle raising activities in the region. It is necessary to implement restoration and protection activities to guarantee wetland conservation for the benefit migratory waterfowl and other wildlife. The project will restore 4,670 acres of freshwater wetlands adjacent to the Laguna Madre within the Rancho El Mezquite, through construction of hydraulic infrastructure and protect those acres through a 20 year agreement with the ranch owner to promote conservation and better management.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Rancho El Mezquite

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 403
Project Name: Restoration & Enhancement of Freshwater Wetlands on the Coastal Plain of Tamaulipas: Rancho El Mezquite
SourceUID:
Latitude: 24.68325084
Longitude: -98.76942197
Country: Mexico
State or Province: Tamaulipas
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): Terrestrial Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited De Mexico, A.C.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Gabriella De La Fuente De Leon
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Rancho El Mezquite
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://fws.gov/birds/grants/north-american-wetland-conservation-act/nawca-project-summariesMX1504.php
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: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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: 4670
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1483449
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 : 280109
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: 2015
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 1203340
Completeness: P