Matagorda Bay Rookery Island, Feasibility Study and Alternative Analysis


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
National Audubon Society

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 Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will evaluate potential options for protecting and enhancing colonial waterbird rookery islands within the 350 square mile Matagorda Bay system. Of the 16 historically active nesting sites in Matagorda Bay only 6 remain today and only two provide significant nesting opportunities for bird populations: Lavaca Bay Spoils and Sundown Island. The results of this project will provide a detailed guide for future conservation investments that would protect and enhance colonial waterbird populations in the region by enhancing resiliency and sustainability of their critical nesting habitat.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 470
Project Name: Matagorda Bay Rookery Island, Feasibility Study and Alternative Analysis
SourceUID: 49991
Latitude: 28.54399315
Longitude: -96.32087693
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Matagorda
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: National Audubon Society
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Iliana Pena
Point of Contact – Phone: ipena@audubon.org
Point of Contact – Email: 210-913-9798
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-matagorda%20bay-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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1775000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 250000
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: 1525000