Bahia Grande Restoration – Phase I


Project Overview

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

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

Planning
Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will complete engineering, design and permitting for two important projects located within the Bahia Grande Unit of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in south Texas. The first project seeks to restore tidal connectivity and enhance 670 acres of wetlands within Paso Corvinas. The second project will restore 36 acres of critical bird nesting islands. These rapidly eroding islands provide essential bird habitat, including supporting the largest Gull-billed tern nesting colony in the U.S. These projects are part of a larger, multi-year effort to establish a restored hydrologic connection between the Bahia Grande wetland system and the Laguna Madre that was interrupted in the 1930’s and 1950’s.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 456
Project Name: Bahia Grande Restoration – Phase I
SourceUID: 49986; 49987
Latitude: 26.03979303
Longitude: -97.30128862
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Cameron
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: Boyd Blihovde
Point of Contact – Phone: Boyd_Blihovde@fws.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 956-748-3607
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-bahia%20grande-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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: 706
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 400000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 400000
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