Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor – Holly Beach Tract Acquisition


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Conservation Fund

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

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Birds / Bird Habitat
Oysters / Reefs

Project Description

Acquire and convey to USFWS 1,540 acres of estuarine and freshwater wetlands and associated habitats within the
boundary of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, of which NFWF will provide funding for 404 acres.
Acquisition of Holly Beach will preserve a top USFWS regional priority, a designation based on Holly Beach’s four miles of tidal frontage on Laguna Madre within Cameron County (TX), its high quality habitat for imperiled species, and its habitat linkage to secure a wildlife travel corridor within the Refuge. Resources harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which are specifically addressed by protection of Holly Beach include estuarine marsh, water quality, shallow aquatic habitats, emergent tidal marshes, migratory and shore birds, and a range of other coastal habitats and species.

Project Contact

Project Partners

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Peregrine Fund, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, National Wildlife Refuge Association, Deepwater Horizon a Texas Trustee Implementation Group

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 765
Project Name: Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor – Holly Beach Tract Acquisition
SourceUID: 57913
Latitude: 26.12687265
Longitude: -97.30106708
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Cameron County
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): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: The Conservation Fund
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Julie Shackelford
Point of Contact – Phone: julieshackelford@conservationfund.org
Point of Contact – Email: 936-468-5490
Other Partners: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Peregrine Fund, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, National Wildlife Refuge Association, Deepwater Horizon a Texas Trustee Implementation Group

Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-holly-beach-17.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 1540
Close Year: 2017
Close Month: 5
Close day: 23
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Type: Federal
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2000000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 2000000
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
Completeness: C