Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor (BGCC) (Implementation)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
State of Texas

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Terrestrial Habitat Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

Approximately 1,852 acres of land will be conserved through fee title and easement acquisition from willing sellers and added to a 105,000-acre corridor of conservation lands that includes the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Boca Chica State Park and the Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR. This corridor also connects over 2 million acres of private ranchland located north of Laguna Atascosa NWR with the 1.3 million acre Rio Bravo Protected Area, managed by the Commission Nacional De Areas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) in Mexico.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 599
Project Name: Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor (BGCC) (Implementation)
SourceUID: EGID10
Latitude: 26.13998121
Longitude: -97.34687094
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Cameron
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2021
Implementing Organization: State of Texas
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Department of the Interior (DOI)
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: It is unclear when fee / easement acquisitions will occur.
Acres Acquired: 1852
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee / Easement
Landowner: Multiple
Landowner Type: Multiple
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Easement Holder Type: Federal
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: Permanent
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): 6265000
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 4378500
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 1886500