Rockefeller Refuge Unit 4 Wetlands Enhancement


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: Louisiana

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

The primary objective of this proposal is to help offset the dramatic coastal land loss occurring along Louisiana’s coast. Since the 1930s, Louisiana has lost over 1.2 million acres of coastal wetlands. It is expected that an additional 1.1 million acres will be lost over the next 50 years without restoration action. This proposal positively impacts a total of 7,315 acres of intermediate and brackish coastal marsh. Grant funds will be used to replace a water control structure that provides marsh management capabilities and salinity control of a large tract of critical public owned coastal marsh. This structure will allow for the active management of interior marshes to improve habitat conditions for waterfowl and other wetland-dependent bird species. Additionally, it will allow for the promotion of desirable plant communities, aid in the effective management of salinity levels, and greatly facilitate drainage during extreme high water events. This proposal will also protect/enhance 965 acres of intermediate marsh in the vicinity of Freshwater Bayou, LA via bank stabilization and protect/enhance approximately 1,320 acres of brackish marsh in Cameron Parish via the construction of earthen terraces.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Louisana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 647
Project Name: Rockefeller Refuge Unit 4 Wetlands Enhancement
SourceUID: 0
Latitude: 29.96898574
Longitude: -91.54304658
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Cameron, Vermilion
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
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), Louisana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/grants/nawcaprojects160908.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3269186
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 : 971988
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: 2297198
Completeness: CA-PB