Sabine Ranch Acquisition


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Conservation Fund

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: Texas

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: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Acquire 12,376 acres of Chenier Plain habitats, including extensive fresh and intermediate tidal marsh, coastal prairie, pondshore and salty prairie. Acquisition will secure the entire major watershed feeding Willow Sough Marsh, the largest remaining coastal freshwater marsh in Texas. The acquired property will be transferred to the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge and bring the Refuge’s total holdings to 71,237 acres.

Project Contact

Project Partners

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, National Wildlife Refuge Association

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 707
Project Name: Sabine Ranch Acquisition
SourceUID: 55089
Latitude: 29.74075092
Longitude: -94.15538981
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Jefferson County
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: The Conservation Fund
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Julie Shackelford
Point of Contact – Phone: julieshackelford@conservationfund.org
Point of Contact – Email: 936-468-5490
Other Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, National Wildlife Refuge Association
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-sabine-acquisition-17oc.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 4085
Close Year: 2016
Close Month: 9
Close day: 8
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge
Landowner Type: None
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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 33300000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 10000000
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: 2017
Award Month: 3
Total Amount Leveraged: 23300000
Completeness: C