Acquisition of Priority Tracts for Coastal Habitat Connectivity – Phase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)

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: Mississippi

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

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi Secretary of State

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 715
Project Name: Acquisition of Priority Tracts for Coastal Habitat Connectivity – Phase I
SourceUID: 51909
Latitude: 30.21099977
Longitude: -89.5376835
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Hancock, Harrison, Jackson Counties
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2021
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Melanie Green
Point of Contact – Phone: melanie_green@deq.state.ms.us
Point of Contact – Email: 601-961-5171
Other Partners: Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi Secretary of State
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/ms-coastal%20connectivity-16oc.pdf
Project Comments: Multiple acquisitions TBD
Acres Acquired: 1500
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee / Easement
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Unknown
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : Unknown
Easement Holder Type: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 1: Unknown
Secondary Easement Holder 2: Unknown
Duration: Unknown
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): 30933000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 17433000
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: 3
Total Amount Leveraged: 13500000
Completeness: C