Purpose: To restore 141 acres of green-tree reservoir and moist-soil habitat on Gus Engeling WMA. This project included construction of levees and installation of water control structures to create three waterfowl impoundments on the management area. The primary management emphasis will be placed on water-level manipulations to benefit wintering mallards and wood ducks. This project is managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to maintain high quality wetland habitat for wintering waterfowl, while providing additional duck hunting opportunities.

Location: Approx. 20 miles northwest of Palestine, TX (Anderson County)

Acres Impacted: 141 acres

Habitat Type: Forested Wetlands / Bottomland Hardwoods
Moist-soil Wetlands

Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 1989

DU Contact:

Keith McKnight
Regional Biologist
1620 FM 2218
Richmond, TX 77469
(832) 595-0663