Purpose: To restore 340 acres of moist-soil habitat on Mad Island WMA through construction of levees and installation of several aluminum water control structures. Shallow freshwater sites are very scarce on the WMA, thus the creation of moist-soil units in strategic places will increase the diversity of wetland vegetation and wetland dependent wildlife using the property. Moist-soil units will also provide breeding and brood-rearing habitat for mottled ducks, black-bellied whistling ducks, and fulvous whistling ducks. This project is managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to maintain high quality wetland habitat for breeding and wintering waterfowl, while providing additional duck hunting opportunities.

Location: Approx. 25 miles southwest of Bay City, TX (Matagorda County)

Acres Impacted: 340 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-Soil Wetlands

Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 2001

DU Contact:

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