Creole Marsh


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: Louisiana1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Infrastructure
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Cameron Parish Gravity Drainage District No. 4, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 529
Project Name: Creole Marsh
SourceUID: Creole Marsh
Latitude: 30.18213
Longitude: -92.81352
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Cameron
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Infrastructure
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Mike Carloss
Point of Contact – Phone: mcarloss@ducks.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Cameron Parish Gravity Drainage District No. 4, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://epermits.fws.gov/grantsum/
Project Comments: GULF COAST – BCR 37-Gulf Coastal Prairie
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
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: 11212
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3200000
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 : 1000000
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: 2016
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 2200000
Completeness: CA-PB


  1. This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.