Restoring Colonial Waterbirds on the Texas Coast


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program

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

Monitoring and Observations Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

Enhance efforts of the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program to manage colonial waterbird islands on the Texas coast from San Antonio Bay to the Laguna Madre, resulting in accelerated implementation of specific management actions identified in the CBBEP Colonial Waterbird Rookery Island Management Plan and several other regionaland species-specific plans at 33 targeted locations over a two (2) year period. The project will increase and optimize available nesting habitat and reduce factors commonly associated with nest failure or colony abandonment, resulting in enhanced avian utilization of colonial nesting species impacted by the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Project Contact

Project Partners

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 762
Project Name: Restoring Colonial Waterbirds on the Texas Coast
SourceUID: 57881
Latitude: 26.21586391
Longitude: -97.26952927
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Calhoun, Aransas, Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, and Cameron
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: David Newstead
Point of Contact – Phone: dnewstead@cbbep.org
Point of Contact – Email: 361-885-6202
Other Partners: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-restoring-colonial-waterbirds-17.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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 363400
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 363400
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