Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area Shoreline Protection and Marsh Restoration


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Erosion Prevention or Control

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 457
Project Name: Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area Shoreline Protection and Marsh Restoration
SourceUID: 49992
Latitude: 29.52977396
Longitude: -94.7648645
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Chambers
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Erosion Prevention or Control
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2021
Implementing Organization: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Tammy Brooks
Point of Contact – Phone: tammy.brooks@tpwd.texas.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 512-389-8680
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-candy%20abshier-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: 20
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 2660
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 555000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 245000
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: 310000