Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative – Phase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
City of Mobile

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: Alabama

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 Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Nearshore / Littoral Zone Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

Conduct due diligence and planning needed to identify specific, high-priority properties to acquire and preserve intact the remaining undeveloped intertidal habitat within the City of Mobile, for purposes of: restoring and conserving priority habitats that support estuarine and marine fisheries and wildlife; connecting the community to its natural surroundings; and fostering an overall environmental ethic in the citizenry. Later project phases will acquire, protect and restore coastal habitats in three distinct areas: (1) up to 300 acres of riparian, wetland and upland habitats in the Dog River Watershed (Perch Creek) near its connection to Mobile Bay; (2) up to 40 acres of bay shore property in the Garrows Bend Watershed connecting to Helen Wood Park on the mouth of Dog River; and (3) up to 450 acres in the lower watershed area of the Three Mile Creek Watershed.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Mobile Bay NEP , The Nature Conservancy, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Pelican Coast Conservancy

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 471
Project Name: Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative – Phase I
SourceUID: 49999
Latitude: 30.70911588
Longitude: -88.06143294
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: City of Mobile
Implementing Organization Type: Local
Point of Contact – Name: Keri Coumanis
Point of Contact – Phone: coumanis@cityofmobile.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-208-7272
Other Partners: Mobile Bay NEP , The Nature Conservancy, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Pelican Coast Conservancy
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-mobile%20bay-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Unknown
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Unknown
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Unknown
Easement Holder Type: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 1: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 2: Unknown
Duration: Unknown
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): 300000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 300000
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