Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary Rookery Island Restoration and Enhancement


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Houston Audubon Society

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: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

Create two rookery islands and enhance existing colonial waterbird nesting habitat for thousands of birds that utilize the globally significant habitat at the Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary in High Island, Texas. The two nesting islands will be constructed using the channel dredge material from adjacent water bodies which will result in deeper trenches creating a barrier preventing access to the islands by predators. Additionally, water control structures will direct freshwater runoff into ponds that are critical foraging area.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 709
Project Name: Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary Rookery Island Restoration and Enhancement
SourceUID: 54088
Latitude: 29.57286538
Longitude: -94.39038811
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Galveston County
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Houston Audubon Society
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Helen E. Drummond
Point of Contact – Phone: hdrummond@houstonaudubon.org
Point of Contact – Email: 713-932-1639
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-smith-oaks-rookery-16.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: 1
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 239800
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 239800
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