Purpose: To restore 420 acres of wildlife habitat on the Dimmitt Playa through moist-soil enhancement and tame grass restoration. Conservation partners will provide two wells, pumps, and water distribution system. Grassed terraces and sod waterways will be provided to help gather opportunity and irrigation tail-water for more economical moist-soil management. This project is managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a demonstration site for wetland management that can be applied to private lands in the region.

Location: Approx. 4 miles west of Dimmitt, TX (Castro County)

Acres Impacted: 420 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-soil wetlands (103 acres)
Native grasslands (317 acres)

Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
Phillips Petroleum

Timeline: Restoration activities were completed in winter 1993

DU Contact:

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