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Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor - Boswell Jenkins Tract Acquisition

Implementing Organization

The Conservation Fund

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$4,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

Acquire and restore 1,781 acres of coastal prairie and marsh, bayfront and tidal saltmarsh along Laguna Madre to be conveyed after acquisition to the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. The project will link already protected lands through a native habitat corridor that safeguards 1,200 plant species, more than 530 species of birds, more than 300 North American butterfly species, and 17 threatened or endangered species.

Contact

Kelly McDowell
956-566-3664
Kelly_mcdowell@fws.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Affiliated Institutions

None

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