A total of $26.1 million in funding was approved for the following 26 projects in March 2011. Project partners are contributing $70.5 million in matching funds and $15.4 million in nonmatching funds to affect 85,216 acres of habitat. These projects are considered part of the Fiscal Year 2011/Window 2 grants cycle. This information is accurate as of the date of approval. For further information about specific grant projects, please contact the grantee listed in individual project summaries. Project Summary Table.

ARKANSAS
Project: White and Cache Rivers Wetlands Conservation Project.
Location: Prairie and Woodruff counties.
Congressional District: 1.
Grantee: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Contact: Richard Crossett, richard_crossett@fws.gov.
Partners: Wetland America Trust; Arkansas Game & Fish Commission; The Nature Conservancy; Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission; Biscoe IGA; private individuals; Cache/White Rivers NWTF.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $985,000.
Matching Funds: $2,146,750.
Nonmatching Funds:$4,400.
Joint Venture Region: Lower Mississippi Valley.
Flyway: Mississippi.
BCR: 26-Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Primary objectives of this project are to acquire, protect, and enhance wetland habitats critical and unique to waterfowl, shorebirds, marshbirds, wading birds, forest birds and other wildlife in the Cache and Lower White River Basin of the Lower Mississippi Valley.  This project represents several long-term efforts to acquire, conserve and restore wetland habitats to benefit migratory birds and other wetland-dependent species in the area.  Habitat protected, restored or enhanced thorough this project will benefit priority waterfowl species, as well as numerous species of forest birds, shorebirds and marshbirds.
ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA
Project: Ark-La-Miss Wetlands Conservation II.
Location:Clay, Desha, Prairie, White and Woodruff counties, Arkansas; Concordia and Tensas parishes, Louisiana.
Congressional District: AR 1, 2, 4; LA 5.
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Craig Hilburn, chilburn@ducks.org.
Partners: Wetlands America Trust; Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $999,917.
Matching Funds: $1,944,675.
Nonmatching Funds: $108,367.
Joint Venture Region: Lower Mississippi Valley.
Flyway: Mississippi.
BCR: 26-Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
This project builds on efforts to acquire, protect, restore and enhance wetland habitats in the Lower Mississippi Valley to offset the habitat losses of the previous century.  The project will focus on nine tracts.  Activities will include enhancement of ecologically diverse wetland habitats that will provide foraging, nesting, or roosting habitat for a number of waterfowl species and other wetland-dependent migratory birds.  Partners will also improve or enhance other wetland values and functions by improving local and regional water quality, providing natural flood storage capacity and enhancing soil conservation by reducing sediment in precipitation runoff.  Six of the nine project tracts are publicly owned and will be available for public use and access.
CALIFORNIA
Project: Coastal Marin Wetlands Restoration Project II.
Location: Marin County.
Congressional District: 6.
Grantee: Point Reyes National Seashore Association; National Park Service.
Contact: Mark Bartolini, markb@ptreyes.org.
Partners: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Conservation Corps North Bay; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Inverness Foundation; Wildlife Conservation Board; Point Reyes National Seashore; Morris Trust; Wild Nature.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $998,900.
Matching Funds: $1,998,852.
Nonmatching Funds: $542,100.
Joint Venture Region: San Francisco Bay.
Flyway: Pacific.
BCR: 32-Coastal California.
This project aims to protect, by acquisition and restoration, estuarine, riparian and floodplain areas, with a goal of eliminating habitat fragmentation and establishing a network of healthy wetlands and adjacent habitats in Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  Partners will restore natural processes and transitional habitat to increase resilience to climate change; augment forage for migratory birds; restore riparian corridors for the benefit of neotropical migrants, waterfowl, and endangered fish; and revitalize habitats for resident and wintering wildlife, including colonial waterbirds and threatened and endangered species.  More than 400 species of wildlife use habitats within the project area for wintering, migration, and/or breeding habitat.
Project: Klamath Basin Wetlands II.
Location: Siskiyou and Modoc counties.
Congressional District: 2,4.
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Mark Biddlecomb, mbiddlecomb@ducks.org.
Partners: Department of Water Resources; State Water Resources Control Board; California Natural Resources Agency; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; private individual; California Department of Fish and Game; J.M. Long Foundation; City of Yreka; Tom Hesseldenz and Associates; Todd Sloat Biological Consulting, Inc.; Wildlife Conservation Board; Robert A. Byrne, Company.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,063,939.
Nonmatching Funds: $186,284.
Joint Venture Region: Intermountain West.
Flyway: Pacific.
BCR: 9-Great Basin.
This project focuses on restoration and enhancement of 8,178 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands of high value to fall and spring staging waterfowl and other wetland-associated birds.  These same wetlands also support large populations of breeding waterfowl, waterbirds, and shorebird, and provide molting habitat for waterfowl.  Most of the project work will occur on federal refuge and state wildlife area lands managed specifically for wetlands and the wetland-dependent migratory birds they support.  More than 75 percent of the Klamath Basin wetlands have been lost or degraded, but the region still supports peak fall waterfowl concentrations of nearly two million birds.  Approximately 80 percent of the Pacific Flyway’s waterfowl using the basin in fall or spring.
Project: Southern San Joaquin Valley Wetland Habitat Project, Phase I.
Location: Fresno and Kern counties.
Congressional District: 20, 21.
Grantee: California Waterfowl Association.
Contact: Chadd Santerre, chadd_santerre@calwaterfowl.org.
Partners: California Conservation Fund; California Department of Fish and Game; Pintail Slough Duck Club; Robins Roost Duck Club; Wildlife Conservation Board; Poso Creek Duck Club; Burbank Land Company; Kahala Duck Club; La Cienega de Chicca; Lawrence Duck Club; Mendota Private Lands; Widgeon Land Company.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $$1,071,931.
Nonmatching Funds: $12,600.
Joint Venture Region: Central Valley.
Flyway: Pacific.
BCR: 32-Coastal California.
This project will re-establish habitats and increase resources for populations of priority bird species.  The majority of the project sites currently provide low resource values on marginal habitats for waterbirds.  The partners have developed strategies to create new habitats and improve existing ones by enhancing habitat diversity, increasing water supplies and creating infrastructure that will allow for intensified habitat management.  All of these benefits will develop high quality habitats for migrating, wintering and breeding waterbirds.  Funding the Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Mendota Wildlife Area and nine landowner projects will allow for broad landscape-based habitat improvements on 4,189 acres of habitat to benefit migratory waterbirds and other wetland-dependent wildlife.
COLORADO
Project: San Luis Valley Rio Grande Initiative III.
Location: Alamosa, Conejos and Rio Grande counties.
Congressional District: 3.
Grantee:
Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust.
Contact: Nancy Butler, nancyb@riograndelandtrust.org.
Partners: Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund; private individuals; The Nature Conservancy; Alamosa County; Ducks Unlimited; Rio Grande Water Conservation District; San Luis Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $3,218,85.
Nonmatching Funds: $5,000.
Joint Venture Region: Intermountain West.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 16-Southern Rockies/Colorado Plateau.
The San Luis Valley Rio Grande Initiative III will protect and conserve vital habitat at the headwaters of the Rio Grande river corridor in the San Luis Valley.  Launched in 2007, the initiative is a collaborative, community-based effort to conserve the area’s riparian corridor, associated wetlands and senior water rights.  This project will expand permanent land protection around core wetland conservation areas through acquisition of four river corridor conservation easements.  Partners will protect 1,875 acres of private land, including 844 wetland acres, four river miles of the Rio Grande, and associated senior water rights.  It will also enhance 101 acres on the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge.  Project activities will benefit breeding, migrating and wintering waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds and other wetland-dependent species.
COLORADO, WYOMING
Project: Platte River Wetlands Partnership III.
Location: Goshen County, WY; Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick and Weld counties, CO.
Congressional District: WY At Large; CO 4.
Grantee:
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Matt Reddy, mreddy@ducks.org.
Partners: DPG Farms; Prewitt Ranch; Colorado Open Lands; Colorado Division of Wildlife; Beebe Draw Gun Club; Front Range Land and Livestock; Bridge Farms; Colorado Partners for Fish and Wildlife; private individuals; Jankovsky, Inc.; Masters Investment Company, Inc..
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $999,945.
Matching Funds: $2,098,132.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture Region: Playa Lakes.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 18-Shortgrass Prairie.
This is the final planned phase of the Platte River Wetlands Partnership, which has protected and enhanced the habitat value of the wetlands associated with the Platte River in Colorado and Wyoming, where shallow, sandy pools and braided channels provide critical roosting and foraging sites for millions of ducks, geese and other waterbirds on their seasonal travels.  Partners will protect 4,548 acres of high-quality wetland habitats and associated uplands, and restore, enhance or establish an additional 1,879 acres of habitat to provide nonbreeding bird populations with high quality roosting, foraging, and staging habitats during their journeys.
IOWA
Project: Upper Iowa Prairie Pothole Partnership – Phase II.
Location:17 counties in northern Iowa.
Congressional District: 4 and 5.
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Eric B. Lindstrom, elindstrom@ducks.org.
Partners:The Nature Conservancy; Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Dickinson County Conservation Board; Dickinson County Pheasants Forever; private individual; Kossuth County Conservation Board; Kossuth County Pheasants Forever; Friends of Union Slough NWR.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,005,000.
Nonmatching Funds: $20,000.
Joint Venture Region: Prairie Potholes.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 11-Prairie Potholes.
This project is aimed at protecting, restoring and enhancing 762 acres of critical wetland and migratory bird habitat throughout Iowa’s northern Prairie Pothole Region, a region of continental significance to North American ducks, geese and swans.  This Phase II project will expand and accelerate land protection and management efforts within the Little Sioux River Valley in northwest Iowa; restore high quality complexes of formerly drained prairie pothole wetlands on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s waterfowl production areas; and continue Ducks Unlimited and the Iowa DNR’s efforts to enhance critical waterfowl migration and breeding habitat on state-owned wildlife management areas throughout Iowa’s northern Prairie Pothole Region.
LOUISIANA
Project: Vermilion Bay Coastal Wetlands Restoration.
Location:Jefferson, Iberia and Vermilion parishes.
Congressional District:3, 7.
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Bob Dew, bdew@ducks.org
Partners:Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration; Cargill Deicing Technology; Cargill, Inc.; Audubon Society; McIllhenny Company.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,782,531.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture: Gulf Coast.
Flyway: Mississippi.
BCR: 37-Gulf Coastal Prairie.
The purpose of this project is to restore 7,605 acres of fresh to intermediate estuarine intertidal wetlands on private lands in coastal Louisiana.  The project area contains migration and wintering habitat for priority waterfowl species, including the northern pintail, lesser and greater scaup, mottled duck and mallard, and other priority bird species.
Project: West Pontchartrain-Maurepas Swamp Important Bird Area Habitat Conservation Effort..
Location:Livingston Parish.
Congressional District: 6.
Grantee: Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana.
Contact: Jay Addison, drjaddison@msn.com.
Partners:Canal Land Co.; Entergy Charitable Foundation; National Audubon Society.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,215,000.
Nonmatching Funds: $6,587,280.
Joint Venture: Gulf Coast.
Flyway: Mississippi.
BCR: 26-Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Partners will protect approximately 1,914 acres within the West Pontchartrain-Maurepas Swamp Important Bird Area in coastal Louisiana.  The targeted property is composed of cypress/tupelo forested wetland areas, with patches of open coastal swamp.  It supports numerous migratory waterfowl, neotropical migrant and waterbird species.
MAINE
Project: Cobscook Bay – Bold Coast Project Area Phase III.
Location: Washington County.
Congressional District: 2.
Grantee: Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Contact: Marty Anderson, manderson@mcht.org.
Partners: Downeast Coastal Conservancy; Land for Maine’s Future; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The Nature Conservancy; Ducks Unlimited; Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation; Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife; private landowners.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,187,240.
Nonmatching Funds: $15,000.
Joint Venture: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 30-New England/Mid-Atlantic Coasts.
This project will permanently protect high-value wetlands and adjacent upland buffer habitat in the Cobscook Bay – Bold Coast Project Area in coastal Maine.  It is part of a larger, ongoing coordinated effort by project partners to protect important habitats at a landscape scale.  The project area contains relatively undisturbed and exceptionally productive habitat for at least 29 species of waterfowl, as well as habitat for shorebirds and waterbirds.
Project: Piscataquis River/Alder Stream Wetlands Phase II.
Location: Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.
Congressional District: 2.
Grantee: Northeast Wilderness Trust.
Contact: Jim Northup, jim@newildernesstrust.org.
Partners: Sweet Water Trust; Forest Society of Maine; Maine Farmland Trust; The Nature Conservancy.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,115,000.
Nonmatching Funds: $22,900.
Joint Venture: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 14-Atlantic Northern Forest.
This is Phase II of three or more anticipated projects designed to create a protected landscape in central Maine around the Piscataquis River/Alder Stream Wetlands complex in one of the state’s largest and intact freshwater wetland systems.  This project builds on the previous phase by extending landscape protection and connecting the Piscataquis River and Alder Stream lands to the adjacent 6,500-acre Bud Leavitt Wildlife Management Area.  Partners  will permanently protect 1,374 acres of freshwater wetlands and approximately 15 miles of frontage along Levensellor Brook, Dead Stream and their tributaries.  These habitats provide breeding and migration habitat for waterfowl species such as the American black duck and mallard, as well as for waterbirds and landbirds such as the Canada warbler, wood thrush, American woodcock and olive-sided fycatcher.
MASSACHUSETTS
Project: Buzzards Bay: Little River.
Location: Bristol County.
Congressional District: 4.
Grantee: Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust; The Coalition for Buzzards Bay.
Contact: Allen Decker, decker@savebuzzardsbay.org.
Partners: The Lloyd Center.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $925,025.
Matching Funds: $4,240,000.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 30-New England/Mid-Atlantic Coasts.
The Buzzards Bay: Little River project will permanently protect more than 39 acres of valuable coastal wetlands and 94 acres of adjacent buffering uplands, including 1.7 miles of estuarine shoreline, that will have significant benefits to a variety of important natural resources including waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, other migratory bird, fish, shellfish and wildlife species.  This project is the latest phase in a series of successful projects led by the Coalition for Buzzards Bay and more than 25 partnering organizations to direct funds from settlements associated with criminal damage to natural resources along the Massachusetts coast toward strategic conservation of high value wetlands in the region.
Project: Buzzards Bay: Lower Weweantic.
Location: Plymouth County.
Congressional District: 4.
Grantee: The Coalition for Buzzards Bay.
Contact: Allen Decker, decker@savebuzzardsbay.org.
Partners: Wildlands Trust; Wareham Land Trust.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $796,306.
Matching Funds: $806,100.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 30-New England/Mid-Atlantic Coasts.
The Buzzards Bay: Lower Weweantic River project will permanently protect nearly 33 acres of valuable coastal wetlands and more than 95 acres of adjacent buffering uplands, including 2.7 miles of river and estuarine shoreline that will have significant benefits to a variety of important natural resources including waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, other migratory bird, fish, shellfish and wildlife species.  This project is the latest phase in a series of successful projects led by the Coalition for Buzzards Bay and more than 25 partnering organizations to direct funds from settlements associated with criminal damage to natural resources along the Massachusetts coast toward the strategic conservation of remaining high value wetlands in the region.
Project: Chelsea Creek Wetlands and Habitat Conservation Project.
Location: Suffolk County.
Congressional District: 8.
Grantee: City of Boston.
Contact: Richard E. McGuinness, richard.mcguinness.bra@cityofboston.gov.
Partners: City of Boston.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,663,150.
Matching Funds: $5,604,100.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 30-New England/Mid-Atlantic Coasts.
The City of Boston, through the Boston Redevelopment Authority, developed the Chelsea Creek Wetlands and Habitat Conservation Project to develop and expand healthy wetlands in this urban area as part of a wildlife corridor.  The goal of this project is to create and improve wetland resources, including tidal flats and salt marsh, for waterfowl, waterbird and shorebird habitat on four city-owned parcels along Chelsea Creek and make other improvements to wetland habitat areas.  Grant funds will be used to establish and enhance wetlands, including salt marsh and freshwater wetlands, adjacent uplands, and associated critical wildlife habitat.  The project area is an important part of the migration corridor for waterfowl, shorebirds and waterbirds.
Project: Great Marsh Habitat Protection.
Location: Essex County.
Congressional District: 6.
Grantee: Mass Audubon.
Contact: Robert Wilber, rwilber@massaudubon.org.
Partners: Private individuals; Open Space Institute; LandVest.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,116,000.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 30-New England/Mid-Atlantic Coasts.
The objective of this project is to acquire and protect 209 acres of salt marsh and upland buffer in the middle of the 25,000-acre Great Marsh ecosystem, the largest salt marsh complex in New England and the largest salt marsh on the eastern seaboard north of Long Island.  Grant and match parcels provide critical, high-quality habitat for numerous bird species of conservation priority, as well as federally and state-listed threatened and endangered species.
MINNESOTA
Project: Glacial Ridge Prairie Landscape Expansion.
Location: Polk County.
Congressional District: 7.
Grantee: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Contact: Dave Bennett, dave_bennett@fws.gov.
Partners: The Nature Conservancy; Red Lake Watershed District; Minnesota Land Trust.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,482,689.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture: Prairie Pothole.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 11-Prairie Potholes.
The project builds on the accomplishments of more than 30 government and nongovernment agencies, elected officials, and individual volunteers who first developed the concept of a Glacial Ridge landscape preservation project in 2000.  This project will add 3,743 acres of wetlands, native and restored prairie, and cropland (which will be restored to grassland and wetland) to the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, greatly enhancing the carrying capacity for both migratory and resident wildlife species.  Acquisition and restoration within the project boundary will enable uniform management and long-term planning for the larger prairie pothole/grassland habitat.  The project area provides breeding and migration habitat for more than 200 bird species, including waterfowl.
MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA
Project: Glaciated Wetlands and Prairies of North Dakota and Minnesota.
Location: 48 counties North Dakota and Minnesota.
Congressional District: ND 1; MN 7.
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Randy W. Renner, rrenner@ducks.org.
Partners: Remington Outdoor Foundation; The Nature Conservancy; private individual.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $1,038,172.
Nonmatching Funds: $30,825.
Joint Venture: Prairie Pothole.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 11-Prairie Potholes.
This is the first phase of a planned multi-phase project designed to protect wetland and grassland communities using a landscape-level approach to planning, spanning the borders of North Dakota and Minnesota to protect critical habitat for migratory birds.  The Glaciated Wetland and Prairies Project encompass 39.5 million acres in the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region.  Under this project, 5,579 acres of native grassland and 786 acres of wetland habitat will be secured by perpetual easements.  An additional 3,002 acres of restored tallgrass prairie and 2,350 acres of wetland will be transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service as an addition to the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge.  The protection of the wetland-upland complex to be accomplished by this project will have significant benefits for grassland birds.
MONTANA
Project: Lower Yellowstone Wetlands Conservation Project – Phase 1.
Location: Custer, Dawson, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Stillwater, Treasure and Yellowstone counties.
Congressional District: 1.
Grantee: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Contact: Catherine Wightman, cwightman@mt.gov.
Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.; Montana Audubon; Montana Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation; Yellowstone Valley Audubon.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $785,951.
Matching Funds: $1,705,439.
Nonmatching Funds: $99,300.
Joint Venture: Northern Great Plains.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 17-Badlands and Prairies.
The purpose of this project is to protect by fee title or conservation easement acquisition a total of 2,780 acres of wetland, riparian, and associated upland habitat within the Lake Basin and Lower Yellowstone River areas.  Restoration and enhancement will also occur on 226 acres of wetland and associated uplands.  This project will provide significant waterfowl benefits at Big Lake Wildlife Management Area, which is part of an area identified as an important grassland-alkaline wetland complex for shorebirds and waterfowl.  Habitat acquisitions and enhancements through this project will benefit waterfowl species, shorebirds, songbirds and raptors.
NEW YORK
Project: Lake Ontario Watershed and Coastal Wetland Protection: Phase I.
Location: Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties.
Congressional District: 25, 26, 29.
Grantees: The Nature Conservancy.
Contact: Zachary Odell, zodell@tnc.org
Partners: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,000,000.
Nonmatching Funds: $7,793,502.
Joint Venture Region: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 13-Lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Plain.
This project is the first of a planned three-phase effort to protect and restore wetlands and migratory bird habitats on southern and eastern Lake Ontario.  These focus areas include the Lake Shore Marshes, recognized for their importance to waterfowl, waterbirds, and landbirds, and Nations Road-Hemlock/Canadice Lakes Focus Areas.  These areas include the barrier beach and lagoon ecosystem of eastern Lake Ontario; the mouths of several major rivers, including the Salmon River, Grindstone Creek, and Genesee River, with extensive riverine wetlands; the embayments of the lake’s southern coastline, which provide breeding and migratory habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds; and the extensive wetlands and upland forested buffers that border Hemlock and Canadice Lakes.  This project phase will focus on three tracts of land, totaling 7,772 acres, in the Lake Shore Marshes and Hemlock/Canadice Lake focus areas.  Species that have been documented using these two tracts or the immediate vicinity include wood duck, mallard, willow flycatcher, bobolink and Baltimore oriole.
OREGON
Project: Living Floodplains of NW Oregon and SW Washington, Phase III.
Location: Columbia, Multnomah, Polk and Washington counties.
Congressional District: 1, 3, 5.
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Chuck Lobdell, clobdell@ducks.org.
Partners: Metro; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; private individuals; Ducks and Dogs, LLC; Lower Columbia Tree Farm, LLC.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $2,065,551.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture Region: Pacific Coast.
Flyway: Pacific.
BCR: 5-Northern Pacific Rainforest.
This project represents Ducks Unlimited’s ongoing commitment to wetland conservation in both the Willamette Valley and Lower Columbia River eco-regions.  These floodplain wetlands provide fall/spring staging, and wintering habitat for multiple waterfowl species.  Partners aim to permanently protect 400 acres, restore 145 acres and enhance 180 acres of freshwater wetlands and associated uplands.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Project: ACE Basin: Edisto River Corridor V.
Location: Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Orangeburg counties.
Congressional District: 6.
Grantees: National Audubon Society.
Contact: Norman L. Brunswig, nbrunswig@audubon.org.
Partners: Lowcountry Open Land Trust; Edisto Island Open Land Trust; Charleston County Greenbelt Program; Dorchester County; Charleston Natural History Society; Columbia Audubon Society; The Nature Conservancy; South Carolina Conservation Bank.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $979,320.
Matching Funds: $11,934,400.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture Region: Atlantic Coast.
Flyway: Atlantic.
BCR: 27-Southeastern Coastal Plain.
The overall purpose of the ACE Basin: Edisto River Corridor initiative is to create a large forested wetland preserve and to add substantively to the matrix of protected lands within the riparian and coastal zone of the Edisto River and the ACE Basin.  This project is the fifth phase of a multi-year project to protect strategic freshwater, forested and estuarine wetlands, and associated uplands in the area.  Phase V will protect eight new tracts, totaling 2,256 new acres, including 1,118 acres of wetlands and 1,137 acres of upland, to benefit breeding, migrating, and wintering birds.
SOUTH DAKOTA
Project: Harvey Dunn Grassland Preservation Project – IV.
Location: 44 counties in eastern South Dakota.
Congressional District: 1.
Grantee: Northern Prairies Land Trust.
Contact: John H. Davidson, info@northernprairies.org.
Partners: South Dakota Game Fish and Parks; Ducks Unlimited Inc.; private individual.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $1,064,527.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture Region: Prairie Pothole.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 11-Prairie Potholes.
The Harvey Dunn Grassland Preservation Project – IV will add 2,397 acres to an ongoing project designed to protect wetland and grassland communities.  The wetland types in the project area are important migratory and breeding habitats for many waterfowl and wetland-dependent species.  Protection of native prairie surrounding these important prairie wetland habitats provides nesting habitat for waterfowl and other species.  The habitat preserved by this project will provide direct benefits not only to waterfowl, but also to numerous species of shorebirds, wading birds, marsh birds, other wetland-dependent wildlife species, grassland songbirds and other grassland-dependent wildlife species.
TEXAS
Project: Texas Chenier Plain Wetland Restoration and Enhancement of Private and Public Lands III.
Location: Chambers, Jefferson, Liberty and Orange counties.
Congressional District: 2, 8, 14..
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Todd Merendino, tmerendino@ducks.org.
Partners: Private landowners; BP America; Futch Foundation.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $999,900.
Matching Funds: $2,127,773.
Nonmatching Funds: None.
Joint Venture: Gulf Coast.
Flyway: Central.
BCR: 37-Gulf Coastal Prairie.
This project continues a 20-year effort of the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project, a collaboration of private landowners, state and federal agencies, and non-government partners committed to the long-term support of wetlands conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Grant funds will be used to restore and enhance 1,525 acres of freshwater, palustrine emergent wetlands that will provide migration, wintering and breeding habitat for numerous species of waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, and neotropical migrant songbirds in the Chenier Plain of Texas.
WISCONSIN
Project: Southcentral Wisconsin Prairie Pothole Initiative V.
Location: 11 counties in south-central Wisconsin.
Congressional District: 1, 2, 5, 6.
Grantee: Natural Heritage Land Trust; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Contact: Jim Welsh, jim@nhlt.org.
Partners: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Dane County Parks; Waukesha County Land Conservancy; Pheasants Forever; Madison Audubon Society; The Nature Conservancy; Jefferson County Parks; Wisconsin Waterfowl Association; Ducks Unlimited.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $4,477,920.
Nonmatching Funds: $31,000.
Joint Venture Region: Upper Mississippi River & Great Lakes Region.
Flyway: Mississippi.
BCR: 23-Prairie Hardwood Transition.
For more than a decade, Southcentral Wisconsin Prairie Pothole Initiative partners have worked to protect and restore wildlife habitat, including within boundaries of the historic farmsteads of John Muir and Aldo Leopold.  Partners anticipate that when this project phase is completed, the partnership will have restored and protected 17,600 acres of wetlands and uplands.  In this phase, emphasis will be placed on restoring palustrine emergent wetlands, riparian wetlands, and adjacent uplands.  Restoration and protection of these lands will benefit wetland and grassland species, provide migratory stopover habitat for several species of shorebirds, waterfowl, and waterbirds, and provide foraging and nesting habitat for wetland birds.
Project: Southeast Wisconsin Coastal Habitat Initiative – Phase V.
Location: 13 counties in southeastern Wisconsin.
Congressional District: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.
Grantee: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Contact: Russell Terry, rterry@ducks.org.
Partners: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; Ozaukee Washington Land Trust; Calumet County; Pheasants Forever; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Baird Creek Preservation Foundation; The Nature Conservancy.
Approved: March 2011.
Grant: $1,000,000.
Matching Funds: $3,082,988.
Nonmatching Funds: $12,000.
Joint Venture Region: Upper Mississippi River & Great Lakes Region.
Flyway: Mississippi.
BCR: 22-Eastern Tallgrass Prairie.
Objectives of this project are to protect, restore and enhance critical wetland and adjacent upland habitats throughout the Southeast Wisconsin Coastal Habitat Initiative area to ensure the long-term conservation of these ecosystems and the fish and wildlife that depend on them.  Conservation efforts will target breeding and migration habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, colonial waterbirds and migratory songbirds.  The project goal is to protect 902 acres, including 536 acres of wetlands and 366 acres of associated uplands.  The project also will restore 114 acres of wetlands and 200 acres of associated grasslands.  A total of 620 acres of existing emergent wetland habitat will be enhanced on both private and public lands.
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