Texas Rookery Islands – Galveston Bay and East Matagorda Bay


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas Trustees, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

The goal of this project is to increase the numbers of nesting colonial waterbirds by restoring and protecting rookery islands in Galveston and East Matagorda Bays. The design for the restoration and protection of the rookery islands will take into consideration methods to protect the islands from land loss associated with erosion and relative sea level rise. Restoration activities at each rookery island will increase the amount of available nesting habitat by expanding the size of the island and enhancing habitat quality by establishing native vegetation. Habitat longevity will be increased by increasing the size of the island, establishing vegetation, and constructing protective features such as breakwaters or levees. The Texas Rookery Islands project will benefit various colonial waterbirds.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 542
Project Name: Texas Rookery Islands – Galveston Bay and East Matagorda Bay
SourceUID: 64
Latitude: 29.46479467
Longitude: -94.93659542
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Galveston, Matagorda
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Texas Trustees, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: Don Pitts
Point of Contact – Phone: don.pitts@tpwd.texas.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 512-389-8754
Other Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=64
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Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 20603770
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 20603770
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0