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Document Title:

Restoring Whooping Crane Habitat in Texas

AUTHOR(S):
Karen Cathey


VOLUME:
IV
ISSUE:
4
PAGES:
20 - 21

PUBLICATION DATE: July 2007

ABSTRACT:
The Fish and Wildlife Service's Corpus Christi Ecological Services Field Office in Texas is seeking to restore and preserve the crane's vital estuarine habitat. Its most recent success was made possible through a cooperative assessment by state and federal trustees and Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) of natural resource damage caused by the release of contaminants from Alcoa's Point Comfort facility. Mercury and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from this facility damaged wildlife and other natural resources in Lavaca Bay, and the parties recognized the need for compensatory restoration projects.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Documents/WhoopingCraneESB.pdf, 156 KB

Last updated: February 13, 2013