Bon Secour – Oyster Bay Wetland Acquisition Project


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
City of Gulf Shores

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Alabama

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Endangered Species Habitat Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

Protect and restore approximately 836 acres of diverse coastal habitat in the City of Gulf Shores. The tidal marshes, maritime forests, and freshwater swamps located in this project area are important habitat for many species of conservation significance including threatened and endangered species such as the Alabama red-bellied turtle and the eastern indigo snake, and various wading birds.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 690
Project Name: Bon Secour – Oyster Bay Wetland Acquisition Project
SourceUID: 54238
Latitude: 30.29140407
Longitude: -87.72273149
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Baldwin
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Endangered Species Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: City of Gulf Shores
Implementing Organization Type: Local
Point of Contact – Name: Dan Bond
Point of Contact – Phone: dbond@gulfshoresal.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 251-968-9825
Other Partners: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-gulf-shores-acquisitions-16.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 935
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: City of Gulf Shores
Landowner Type: Local
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Open
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: 935
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 12511400
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 12511400
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0