The Conservation Fund
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015
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.