Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative I


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: Mississippi1

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: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Human and / or Recreational Use

Project Description

From the Grant Award: Wetlands in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley support a rich diversity of wildlife species. Through this project, seven partners will protect, restore, and enhance 4,436 acres on state and private lands. Enhancement and restoration activities will increase foraging capacity, nesting and roosting habitat, benefiting 22 species of waterfowl and more than 70 additional species of migratory birds that depend on wetlands for survival. The project will also improve public uses of the Indianola and Mahannah Wildlife Management Areas, supporting hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, and other nature-based recreational activities.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (Wetlands America Trust), Walker Foundation, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Cypress Brake Tree Farm, Private Landowner, Mississippi Audubon Society

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 42
Project Name: Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative I
SourceUID:
Latitude: 32.86373911
Longitude: -91.00267551
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Issaquena, Sunflower, Warren
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Recreational Use
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Nick Biasini
Point of Contact – Phone: nbiasini@ducks.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (Wetlands America Trust), Walker Foundation, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Cypress Brake Tree Farm, Private Landowner, Mississippi Audubon Society
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2013_Sept.shtm
Project Comments: 3,465 acres acquired under easement. 492 acres restored and 379 new acres enhanced.
Acres Acquired: 382
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Unknown
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Unknown
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Unknown
Easement Holder Type: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 1: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 2: Unknown
Duration: Unknown
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 5119
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3007266
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 : 876479
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: 2013
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 2130787
Completeness: C


  1. This map shows a general area in which land acquisitions, protection, or restoration activities occur. These general areas will be replaced by specific project polygons if/when that information becomes available.