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Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area Shoreline Protection and Marsh Restoration

Implementing Organization

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,045,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$310,000

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Shorelines

Project Description

Protect oak woodlot (mottes) and coastal prairie habitats within the Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area, Chambers County, will be protected from further loss by shoreline erosion thus protecting nesting and roosting habitat for Night Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons, and Yellow-crowned Night Herons as well as resting and recovery habitat for migrating Neotropical passerines. Project will create salt marsh dominated by smooth cordgrass that will provide additional protection from wave action, habitat for aquatic organisms and foraging habitat for herons, egrets, and other birds.

Contact

Tammy Brooks
512-389-8680
tammy.brooks@tpwd.texas.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Affiliated Institutions

None

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