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Acquisition of Priority Tracts for Coastal Habitat Connectivity - Phase I

Implementing Organization

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$17,433,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$13,500,000

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

Enhance coastal habitat connectivity and increase core conservation areas within the Mississippi Coastal Preserves system, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The conservation of coastal habitats is one of the fundamental steps in building and maintaining a sustainable, resilient coastal environment.

Contact

Melanie Green
601-961-5171
melanie_green@deq.state.ms.us
Project Website
Project Partners

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi Secretary of State

Affiliated Institutions

Multiple acquisitions TBD

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