Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
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: 2016
This project will benefit 11,212 acres of waterfowl habitat through the replacement and/or refurbishment of half of a large water control structure that provides marsh management and salinity control of a large tract of critical privately owned coastal marsh in SW Louisiana. This structure will also greatly facilitate drainage during extreme high water events, such as storm events, when it is critical to stop the entry, or in the event of coastal flooding, to remove saltwater in a timely fashion. This will be especially important to the marsh vegetation but also the forested habitat. Wetland restoration and enhancement activities included in this proposal will restore natural conditions and enhance the quality of wintering, breeding and migration habitat available to waterfowl and other wetland-dependent migratory birds that utilize the Chenier Plain. These activities will increase foraging opportunities for waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds and landbirds that regularly use coastal wetland habitats in southwest Louisiana.
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