At-Risk Prairie Pothole Conservation


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: North Dakota

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: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Birds / Bird Habitat
Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

The North Dakota At-risk Prairie Pothole Conservation project is designed to protect small shallow wetlands in an agriculturally dominant landscape that are critical for breeding duck pairs and duck broods while restoring and enhancing available native grasslands that provide nesting cover for female ducks. The project area lies in the heart of the prairie pothole region (PPR) and the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV). The targeted counties occur within the Missouri Coteau and Drift Prairie regions where wetland densities are some of the highest in North America, unprecedented land-use change is occurring, and available funding sources are becoming more limited. Ducks Unlimited and its partners along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) are proposing to use $1,019,000 in grant funds and $1,066,636 in match funds to acquire critical wetland easements in perpetuity and maintain grassland habitat through short-term programs to conserve 4,680 acres of prairie pothole habitat for migratory birds.

Project Contact

Project Partners

North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, Private Contributors

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 645
Project Name: At-Risk Prairie Pothole Conservation
SourceUID: 0
Latitude: 48.37310195
Longitude: -99.93141732
Country: United States of America
State or Province: North Dakota
County: Benson, Bottineau, McHenry, Nelson, Pierce, Ramsey, Renville, Rolette, Towner, Walsh, Ward
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Jonas Davis
Point of Contact – Phone: jdavis@ducks.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, Private Contributors
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/grants/nawcaprojects160908.pdf
Project Comments: 11-Prairie Potholes
Acres Acquired: 4680
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Easement
Landowner: Private
Landowner Type: Private
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Closed
Easement Holder Name : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Easement Holder Type: Federal
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): 2086336
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 : 1019700
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: 2017
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 1066636
Completeness: CA-PB