Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative II


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: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

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

Project Description

From the Grant Award: The Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative II represents the second phase of a series of projects designed to bring partners together to protect, restore and enhance wetlands in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, with a focus on public lands and strategic conservation easements on private lands. Project activities will help mitigate habitat degradation and ensure the area continues to fulfill its historical role as one of the most important landscapes in North America for continental populations of waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds and other wetland-dependent migratory birds. Grant and match funds will be used to protect, restore and enhance 2,684 acres on 6 sites in 5 counties.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 43
Project Name: Mississippi Wetlands Conservation Initiative II
SourceUID:
Latitude: 32.7122361
Longitude: -90.54819178
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Adams, Bolivar, Tallahatchie, Washington, Yazoo
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
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), Cypress Brake Tree Farm, Private Individual, Audubon Society, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2014_March.shtm
Project Comments: 1851 acres acquired under two easements. 247 acres restored. 586 acres enhanced
Acres Acquired: 7244
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Easement
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: Permanent
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 7244
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3288168
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 : 999830
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: 2288338


  1. This map shows a general area in which project actions will be implemented. At this time, the specific project location and extent is unknown or unavailable. The true project extent is likely much smaller than the focal area.