Gulf Highlands Conservation Acquisition


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)

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
Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Beaches / Dunes
Sea Turtles
Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

Acquire, conserve, and manage 113 acres with 2,700 feet of Gulf frontage beach/dune habitat a the largest, privately held, undeveloped beachfront parcel remaining in coastal Alabama. Protection of this key habitat would benefit nesting sea turtles, migratory birds and shorebirds, and allow its continued function as refuge for the endangered Alabama beach mouse.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 692
Project Name: Gulf Highlands Conservation Acquisition
SourceUID: 54272
Latitude: 30.23149966
Longitude: -87.8811571
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Baldwin County
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Eliska Morgan
Point of Contact – Phone: Eliska.Morgan@dcnr.alabama.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 251-380-7944
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-gulf-highlands-16.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 113
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – State Parks Division
Landowner Type: State
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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 36000000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 36000000
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
Completeness: C