Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland V


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

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: Montana

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
Terrestrial Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project continues the efforts of a core group of partners in northern Montana, which has worked for 28 years with local ranchers and farmers to reduce conversion of native prairie to cropland. This grant will protect, restore, or enhance 7,244 acres of productive wetland and grassland habitat, including nesting beaches for over 90% of Montana’s breeding population of the threatened Piping Plover. This will benefit species such as Mallard, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Red-headed Woodpecker, Marbled Godwit, Willet, Semipalmated Sandpiper, American Bittern, Black Tern, Nelson’s Sparrow, Sedge Wren, and White Pelican.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Pheasants Forever, Private Landowner

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 45
Project Name: Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland V
SourceUID:
Latitude: 48.41741979
Longitude: -108.1168962
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Montana
County: Blaine, Daniels, Hill, Liberty, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Toole, Valley
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): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Pheasants Forever, Private Landowner
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2014_Nov.shtm
Project Comments: The Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland Project seeks to protect 60,000 acres of wetlands and uplands through easements and cooperative agreements with landowners. Easements will provide direct cash payments to producers for protecting grasslands and wetland
Acres Acquired: 1851
Close Year: 2011
Close Month: 12
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Easement
Landowner: Private Landowner
Landowner Type: Private
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (Wetlands America Trust)
Easement Holder Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: Permanent
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 833
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3012000
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 : 1000000
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: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 2012000
Completeness: C