Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area

Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Team
Kevin Roy, Chairperson
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Click on Map for Larger Image The Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area is bounded on the east by the Louisiana state line and extends westward to Vermilion Bay. It includes extensive marshland dominated by salt and brackish marshes with numerous large, open water bays and barrier islands. Although the northern boundary occurs at roughly the marsh-swamp interface, the region extends far enough inland to include a fringe of forested wetlands south and east of Louisiana State Highways 90, 70, and 22 and Interstate 12. Of particular significance to regional bird populations are two major river deltas-the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya-dominated by fresh marsh. The Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area includes all or portions of 17 Louisiana parishes.

GCJV Bird Conservation Plans for Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area

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Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area Implementation Plan (PDF)
GCJV Landbird Plan (PDF)
GCJV Shorebird Plan (Microsoft Word Doc)
Mottled Duck Conservation Plan (PDF)
Reddish Egret Plan (Word Doc)

Bird Conservation Plan Summary
Mississippi River Coastal Wetlands Initiative Area Fact Sheet (PDF)

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