Habitat Restoration: Federal Lands Program – Phase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)

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: Mississippi

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

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Mississippi’s coastal watersheds include a mosaic of upland and wetland habitats that connect to coastal transition zones and ultimately estuarine and marine systems. This proposal includes invasive species management, vegetative and nuisance wildlife, and prescribed fire management with a focus in 3 key areas: the De Soto National Forest (Biloxi Flats), Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge and on the Gulf Island National Seashore (GUIS) mainland and barrier island units in Mississippi. Projects will implement appropriate management on currently protected, federally-managed coastal ecosystems (US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and The National Park Service) as the first in a series of steps to 1) promote return of natural ecosystem function delivery to priority bays and estuaries and 2) enhance connectivity between landscapes towards landscape scale change.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 468
Project Name: Habitat Restoration: Federal Lands Program – Phase I
SourceUID: 49983
Latitude: 30.24309997
Longitude: -88.74988244
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County:
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2021
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Camille Covington
Point of Contact – Phone: ccovington@cce.ms
Point of Contact – Email: 228-396-0489
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/ms-federal%20lands-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: 30000
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 9905300
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 9905300
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