Carancahua Bay Habitat Preservation and Enhancement


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas General Land Office

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

Planning

Planning

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Shorelines
Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Provide the pre-construction data collection, wave and current analysis, biological assessment, engineering design, and environmental permitting to prepare for the future construction of approximately 2 miles of living shorelines along Salt Lake and Redfish Lake adjacent to Carancahua Bay and Matagorda Bay in Matagorda Co., Texas (Figure 1). Construction will provide protection and restoration to the mouth of Carancahua Bay and will directly protect 1,020 acres of salt marsh, oysters, seagrass, and shallow water habitat complex.

Project Contact

Project Partners

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 764
Project Name: Carancahua Bay Habitat Preservation and Enhancement
SourceUID: 51886
Latitude: 28.62379672
Longitude: -96.40055622
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Calhoun
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Planning
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Texas General Land Office
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Ray Newby
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: Ray.Newby@glo.texas.gov
Other Partners: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-carancahua-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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 392000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 392000
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.