Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Marsh and Dunes Acquisition


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Nature Conservancy

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

Barrier Islands
Beaches / Dunes
Sea Turtles

Project Description

Purchase approximately 1,682 acres on South Padre Island from the Laurence Jones family, of which NFWF GEBF will provide funding for 1,000 acres, for the appraised value of $2,500 per acre. Subsequently transfer ownership of the land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for inclusion in the adjacent Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

Project Contact

Project Partners

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Deepwater Horizon a Texas Trustee Implementation Group (Texas TIG)

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 766
Project Name: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Marsh and Dunes Acquisition
SourceUID: 57991
Latitude: 26.32379639
Longitude: -97.2194867
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): Barrier Islands
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Rosanne M Roegner
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: rroegner@tnc.org
Other Partners: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Deepwater Horizon a Texas Trustee Implementation Group (Texas TIG)

Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-laguna-atascosa-17.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 1682
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
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): 2500000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 2500000
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