The Trust for Public Land
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 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.
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