Purpose: The purpose of this project was to enhance management capabilities and improve the overall value of Willow Slough to waterfowl. Partners installed a spillway and a water control structure that enables managers to regulate water levels. The enhanced ability to regulate water levels facilitates control of undesirable vegetation and encourages growth of wetland plants that are beneficial to waterfowl and other wildlife. This project contributes to the long-term health of the Texas Gulf Coast ecosystem and the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge.

Location: Jefferson County, Texas

Acres Impacted: 2,200 acres

Habitat Type: Palustrine emergent freshwater marsh

Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jefferson County Drainage District, North American Wetlands Conservation Council and Ducks Unlimited

Timeline: Project was completed in Summer 2006

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