Atchafalaya River Basin I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Nature Conservancy

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: Louisiana1

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

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project will protect 5,436 acres of primarily forested wetlands in the Atchafalaya Basin in Southeast Louisiana through fee title acquisition. The Atchafalaya Basin provides flood protection and critical habitat for over 300 species, including Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Wilburt’s Sons, Llc, Frost Foundation, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Inc, W. Murphy Foundation, Privatate Contributions, Shell Oil Company

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 549
Project Name: Atchafalaya River Basin I
SourceUID: Atchafalaya River Basin I
Latitude: 30.06116
Longitude: -91.48695
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Iberville, St. Martin
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
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: The Nature Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: James F. Bergan
Point of Contact – Phone: jbergan@tnc.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Wilburt’s Sons, Llc, Frost Foundation, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Inc, W. Murphy Foundation, Privatate Contributions, Shell Oil Company
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://epermits.fws.gov/grantsum/
Project Comments: LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY – BCR 26-Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Acres Acquired: 5346
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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3375887
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: 2375887
Completeness: C


  1. This map shows the area impacted by a planning or assessment project.