Iowa Department of Natural Resources
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: 2015
This project builds on a successful long-term partnership between the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Waterfowl Production Area program and NAWCA grants. The project area is in the Iowa portion of the Prairie Pothole Region, an area of continental importance to waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds and grassland birds. This project includes enhancement projects on two large marshes providing important spring migration wetland habitats. Activities completed through this project will provide improvements in flood control and water quality through wetland and grassland habitat restoration. Through this project, partners are also improving management of large prairie marshes to benefit migrating birds and provide better nesting and brood-rearing habitats for the birds that breed in this area.