Bayou Monnaie Marsh


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat Beaches / Dunes Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

The Bayou Monnaie project will restore more than 7,300 acres of degraded coastal marsh and beach habitat along the Gulf Coast in southeast Louisiana. Specifically, the project will create beach habitat along 7.4 miles of the Gulf of Mexico, construct marsh terraces on 541 acres and restore the hydrologic integrity of 6,000 acres of coastal marsh across southern Louisiana. The project will restore areas on Elmer’s Island Refuge and private lands owned by funding partner ConocoPhillips.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Lafourche Parish Government, Louisiana Department Of Wildlife & Fisheries, Louisiana Land & Exploration

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 550
Project Name: Bayou Monnaie Marsh
SourceUID: Bayou Monnaie Marsh
Latitude: 29.71553493
Longitude: -90.99359999
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John The Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Mike Carloss
Point of Contact – Phone: mcarloss@ducks.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Lafourche Parish Government, Louisiana Department Of Wildlife & Fisheries, Louisiana Land & Exploration
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.ammoland.com/2015/11/lafourche-parish-residents-to-benefit-from-wetlands-restoration/#ixzz3t7FJmy2d
Project Comments: GULF COAST – BCR 37-Gulf Coastal Prairie
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
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: 6000
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3300000
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: 2300000


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