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Gulf of Mexico Initiative


The TSSWCB project, Conservation Plans to Restore the Health of the Gulf Coast closed on August 31, 2019.  Through this effort, TSSWCB partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to work together to create and enhance healthy habitat for coastal migratory and shore birds in the Gulf of Mexico region by developing conservation plans for farmers, ranchers, and private landowners that address natural resource concerns that impact wildlife habitat.  Within the thirty-two coastal counties that were included in the project, 106 conservation plans were written that encompass over 70,000 acres.  By receiving a conservation plan, these coastal landowners may now have the opportunity to receive financial assistance from NRCS through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) or TSSWCB's Water Quality Management Plan Program.


Liza Parker: (254) 773-2250 ext. 247 or (lparker[at]tsswcb[dot]texas[dot]gov)

Brian Koch: (979) 532-9496 or (bkoch[at]tsswcb[dot]texas[dot]gov)

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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