Texas Gulf Coast XI


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Project Location: Texas1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project will restore and enhance 2,612 acres of wetland and upland habitat, including seasonally flooded rice fields, on public and private lands. The Texas Gulf Coast is one of the most important migration and wintering habitats in North America for populations of waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, Neotropical migratory songbirds, and other wetland wildlife. Working with landowners to compensate for the region’s continued loss of marsh and wet prairies, partners will enhance foraging, water quality, flood storage, and soil conservation throughout the project area. The work will benefit more than 304 bird species including Mottled Duck, Northern Pintail, Mallard, Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup, and Cackling Canada Goose.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Coastal Conservation Association, Private Landowners, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Futch Foundation

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 50
Project Name: Texas Gulf Coast XI
SourceUID:
Latitude: 28.49202431
Longitude: -97.13973292
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jefferson
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: M. Todd Merendino
Point of Contact – Phone: tmerendino@ducks.org.
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Coastal Conservation Association, Private Landowners, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Futch Foundation
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/2013_Sept.shtm
Project Comments: Restoration. 2612 acres impacted total
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
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: 2612
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1991546
DWH Funder: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 992051
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 999495
Completeness: C


  1. This map shows a general area in which land acquisitions, protection, or restoration activities occur. These general areas will be replaced by specific project polygons if/when that information becomes available.