Grand Bay Acquisition


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Nature Conservancy

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: Alabama1

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

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Terrestrial Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Endangered Species Habitat

Project Description

Acquisition of approximately 674 acres in Grand Bay adjacent to and between existing protected lands (Alabama Forever Wild program and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge) which houses a broad diversity of habitats including shell mounds, pine flatwood savannas, oak cheniers, coastal marshes and salt pannes that feed into the vast seagrasses and oyster reefs that dominate Grand Bay proper. Project will protect lands that support a diversity of wildlife, including black bear, coastal and wading birds, waterfowl, neotropical migratory birds, nursery habitat for coastal finfish and shellfish (such as speckled seatrout, redfish, Atlantic croaker, shrimp, blue crabs) and many threatened and endangered species, including the West Indian manatee, Mississippi sandhill crane, Mississippi diamondback terrapin, Gulf sturgeon and opossum pipefish.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 465
Project Name: Grand Bay Acquisition
SourceUID: 49998
Latitude: 30.40405345
Longitude: -88.33085754
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Endangered Species Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Judy Haner
Point of Contact – Phone: jhaner@tnc.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-433-1150
Other Partners: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-grand%20bay-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 647
Close Year: 2015
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Private
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 5841500
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 5777500
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: 64000


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