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Twelve DU conservation projects receive NAWCA grant approval from MBCC, six more from NAWCC

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The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) met last week and approved more than $24.5 million in federal grants under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) for partnership-based conservation projects that will protect, restore and enhance more than 146,000 acres of wetlands and associated habitats across the United States and Mexico.

Among the approved funds were 12 standard NAWCA grants (capped at $1 million) associated with Ducks Unlimited wetlands conservation projects in the United States:

  • Ark-La-Miss Wetlands Conservation IV in Arkansas and Louisiana: 4,292 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds with $2.3 million partner match
  • Butte and Colusa Basins Wetlands III Project in California: 2,303 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds with $3.6 million partner match
  • Central Platte River Partnership in Nebraska: 6,844 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds with $2 million partner match
  • Glaciated Wetlands and Prairies of ND and MN II in Minnesota and North Dakota: 6,971 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds with approximately $1 million partner match
  • James River Lowlands/Missouri Coteau Project – Phase IV in South Dakota: 5,493 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds and approximately $1 million partner match
  • Rainwater Basin Phase VI in Nebraska: 2,138 acres, $419,541 in NAWCA funds and $462,290 partner match
  • Saginaw Bay to Lake Erie Coastal Habitat Project Phase III in Michigan: 2,004 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds and $2.25 million partner match
  • Skagit Lowlands Conservation Collaborative in Washington: 910 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds and $2.09 million partner match
  • Sonoran Wetlands Restoration III in Arizona and California: 1,416 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds and $2 million partner match
  • Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex Wetlands Restoration and Enhancement III in Mississippi: 1,347 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds and $2.33 million partner match
  • Tulare Basin Wetlands Restoration II in California: 3,098 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds and $2.24 million partner match
  • White Lake Wetlands Enhancement Project in Louisiana: 3,300 acres, $1 million in NAWCA funds and $2 million partner match

Also approved last week by the North American Wetlands Conservation Commission (NAWCC) were several small NAWCA grants (capped at $75,000), including six associated with DU projects:

  • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Wetland Enhancement Project in Utah: $75,000 in NAWCA funds
  • Black Crown Marsh Restoration and Protection Project in Illinois: $75,000 in NAWCA funds
  • Lakeshore Marshes Wetland Restoration in New York: $75,000 in NAWCA funds
  • Meadow Valley Flowage Wetland Enhancement Project – Phase III in Wisconsin: $75,000 in NAWCA funds
  • Patoka River NWR Wetlands Conservation in Indiana: $42,416 in NAWCA funds
  • Windom Area Wetlands in Minnesota: $75,000 in NAWCA funds
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