Purpose: USFWS wished to restore the historic wetland function of the site, and increase habitat values for a host of wintering, migrant, and resident wildlife species with an emphasis on priority species such as migratory birds and sensitive species. Invading brush was removed from wetland site. Interior areas were excavated to deeper depth to provide for more semi-permanent deep water areas that would provide late summer water and brood habitat for mottled ducks. Installed water control structure and repaired existing levee.

Location: Cameron County, Texas

Acres Impacted: 49 acres

Habitat Type: freshwater emergent marsh

Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks Unlimited

Timeline: Project was completed in 2009

DU Contact:
Greg Green
Regional Biologist
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
1620 FM 2218
Richmond, TX 77479
(832) 595-0663