Purpose: To restore 599 acres of freshwater and moist-soil wetlands on Peach Point WMA through construction of levees and installation of several water control structures. On the North Stringfellow Tract, enhancements associated with this project include: 1 mile of levee construction to capture water flow from a drainage swale to create approximately 305 acres of freshwater marsh habitat. On the South Stringfellow Tract, levees and water control structures were added to create 294 acres of moist-soil habitat. Management of this area will provide a wetland regime that mimics the function of natural wetlands in the region. 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. 1 miles southeast of Jones Creek, TX (Brazoria County)

Acres Impacted: 599 acres

Habitat Type: Emergent Freshwater Wetland
Moist-Soil Wetlands

Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
Dow Chemical Company

Timeline: Construction was completed in winter 2000

DU Contact:

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