U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
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
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.