Mid-Barataria Wetlands I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Trust for Public Land

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

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will protect in 2,047 acres of coastal wetlands for inclusion into the Barataria Preserve unit of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. This acquisition from a willing seller will serve as the first of multiple phases of planned acquisitions and enhancements that will add a total of 3,476 acres to the 23,000 acre Preserve in the heart of the Barataria Basin and the Barataria-Terrebone National Estuary. Protection and restoration of 2,047 wetland acres within the Mid-Barataria Basin will improve the coastal wetland habitat available within a broader network of managed wetlands and natural wetlands in both public and private ownership all managed for wildlife and wetlands conservation in southeast Louisiana. Strategic protection and restoration of coastal wetlands will also contribute to Gulf-wide efforts to manage and mitigate for losses from increasing sea level rise. Proposal activities will provide important habitat for five NAWCA High Priority waterfowl species, five NAWCA Other Priority waterfowl species and seven other species of waterfowl.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Green Coast Enterprises, Partnership For Gulf Coast Land Conservation, Private Contributor

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 533
Project Name: Mid-Barataria Wetlands I
SourceUID: Mid-Barataria Wetlands I
Latitude: 29.79391463
Longitude: -90.45933429
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Jefferson
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Stacey Shankle
Point of Contact – Phone: stacey.shankle@tpl.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Green Coast Enterprises, Partnership For Gulf Coast Land Conservation, Private Contributor
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://epermits.fws.gov/grantsum/
Project Comments: GULF COAST – BCR 37-Gulf Coastal Prairie
Acres Acquired: 2047
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3020750
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: 2020750


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