Follets Island Land Acquisition and Conservation Phase II


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Trust for Public Land

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: Texas1

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

Barrier Islands Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

Acquire and convey to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 3 tracts of land in one ownership totaling approximately 414 acres on Follets Island, a Texas barrier island south of Galveston Island, of which NFWF will provide funding for 330 acres. Project will help restore species harmed by the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and will provide critical habitat for the endangered piping plover, waterfowl, and waterbirds, and protect a unique native prairie type known as Strand Prairie.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 761
Project Name: Follets Island Land Acquisition and Conservation Phase II
SourceUID: 57934
Latitude: 29.03758328
Longitude: -95.17844655
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Brazoria
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection
Targeted Resource(s): Barrier Islands
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Michael Giammusso
Point of Contact – Phone: michael.giammusso@tpl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 802-223-1373
Other Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-follets-ii-17.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 414
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2150000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 2150000
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: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


  1. This map shows the location and extent of the project actions.