White Acquisition – Salvador WMA


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: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will conserve and restore sensitive and vulnerable coastal marsh and swamp habitat. It will directly impact a total of 3,339 acres of wetlands of which 1,694 acres are primarily fresh marsh and 1,645 acres of swamp/forested wetland habitat. It will help offset the dramatic coastal land loss occurring along Louisiana’s coast. This project includes the fee-title acquisition of 1,783 acres of wetland adjacent to Salvador Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Charles Parish, LA. The acquired property will be donated to the state of Louisiana and incorporated into the 30,000 acre WMA boundary. This project also includes the construction/dredging of three gaps in the Amite River Diversion Canal spoil bank that will restore 1,556 acres of forested wetlands. These habitat types support a multitude of resident, wintering, and migratory waterfowl and waterbirds as well as a diverse array of fish and wildlife species.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 648
Project Name: White Acquisition – Salvador WMA
SourceUID: 0
Latitude: 29.74004185
Longitude: -91.54580507
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Livingston, St. Charles
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
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: 1783
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: State of Louisiana
Landowner Type: State
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: 1556
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3420000
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: 2017
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 2420000


  1. This map shows a general area in which project actions will be implemented. At this time, the specific project location and extent is unknown or unavailable. The true project extent is likely much smaller than the focal area.