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Mid-Barataria Wetlands I

Implementing Organization

The Trust for Public Land

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$2,020,750

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

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.

Contact

Stacey Shankle
None
stacey.shankle@tpl.org
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Project Partners

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

Affiliated Institutions

GULF COAST - BCR 37-Gulf Coastal Prairie

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