Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland VI


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

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: Montana1

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: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat Terrestrial Habitat Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project will protect some of the most productive wetland and associated grassland habitat within the Hi-Line through acquisition of perpetual conservation easements (5151 acres); enhance existing grassland and wetland habitat, primarily by implementing grazing systems with benefits to waterfowl and Sprague’s Pipit; restore wetland habitat, primarily by plugging drain ditches (20 acres); and enhance Piping Plover nesting beaches (2 acres). High priority Mallards and Northern Pintails are two of the most abundant waterfowl species breeding in the project area, and to a slightly lesser extent, Lesser Scaup. Many other species of waterfowl use this portion of the Prairie Pothole Region for breeding including priority species such as Redheads, Canvasbacks, Ring-necked Ducks, and American Wigeon

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Montana Department Of Fish, Wildlife And Parks, Private Contributors

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 535
Project Name: Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland VI
SourceUID: Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland VI
Latitude: 48.45642282
Longitude: -107.9277878
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Montana
County: Blaine, Daniels, Hill, Liberty, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Toole, Valley
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: Randy Gazda
Point of Contact – Phone: randy_gazda@fws.gov
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Montana Department Of Fish, Wildlife And Parks, Private Contributors
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://epermits.fws.gov/grantsum/
Project Comments: Prairie Pothole – BCR 11 Prairie Potholes
Acres Acquired: 5151
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Easement
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Unknown
Easement Holder Type: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 1: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 2: Unknown
Duration: Unknown
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 22
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2584565
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: 2015
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 1584565


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