Lower Mississippi Delta Wetlands

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Foundation For Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Project Location: Mississippi1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

The project is in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMV) and represents a continuing effort to protect, restore, and enhance important wetland habitats. The LMV provides valuable habitat for millions of migratory birds and other wetland-dependent species. However, the LMV has lost a substantial amount of its wetlands due to changes in hydrology and conversion to agriculture, and the successful completion of these projects will help alleviate some of those degradations. This project will protect 1,430 wetland acres and will enhance 810 acres of moist soil wetland habitat and 28 acres of scrub-shrub wetland habitat via grant and match funds on public lands and restore 300 acres of bottomland hardwood wetlands via grant funds. This proposal will provide habitat for wood ducks and hooded mergansers, as well as 11 NAWCA High Priority and Priority waterfowl species. Numerous federal and state-listed endangered/threatened species will also benefit from these projects when they are completed.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 547
Project Name: Lower Mississippi Delta Wetlands
SourceUID: Lower Mississippi Delta Wetlands
Latitude: 33.4838
Longitude: -90.63951
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Adams, Humphreys, Issaquena, Warren
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Foundation For Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Houston Havens
Point of Contact – Phone: houstonh@mdwfp.state.ms.us
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://epermits.fws.gov/grantsum/
Project Comments: LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY – BCR 26-Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Acres Acquired: 1430
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
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: 1138
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3003405
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 : 999481
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: 2016
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 2003924
Completeness: CA-PB

  1. This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.