Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor – Boswell Jenkins Tract Acquisition


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Conservation Fund

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Texas

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Terrestrial Habitat
Endangered Species Habitat

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 455
Project Name: Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor – Boswell Jenkins Tract Acquisition
SourceUID: 49994
Latitude: 26.13939632
Longitude: -97.3330414
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Cameron
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Endangered Species Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: The Conservation Fund
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Kelly McDowell
Point of Contact – Phone: Kelly_mcdowell@fws.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 956-566-3664
Other Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-boswell%20jenkins-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 1781
Close Year: 2015
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge – US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 4000000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 4000000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: PA-CB