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MDWFP and Delta Waterfowl Introduce Private Land Wetland Incentive Program
7/25/2018 4:06:15 PM
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JACKSON ­– The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, (MDWFP) and Delta Waterfowl are pleased to announce a pilot program to promote wetland habitat on private lands near selected Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in the Mississippi Delta. This program will assist private landowners by offering incentive payments to flood wetland habitat for migrating waterfowl and other wetland-dependent wildlife. The goals of this program are to provide additional wetland acres in close proximity to WMAs with wetland management during times when this habitat is typically very limited; to increase the overall attractiveness for waterfowl in the surrounding landscape around selected WMAs; and to raise awareness among private landowners about the importance of flooded habitats for priority wildlife species.  

Priority areas for this incentive program will be private lands within five miles of the following WMAs: Howard Miller, Lake George, Mahannah, Sunflower, and Twin Oaks. Eligible habitats will include existing agricultural fields that have not been tilled following harvest, as well as managed moist-soil wetlands with natural vegetation (non-cropland).

For more information, click here or contact:

Houston Havens at 662-299-0273, houstonh@mdwfp.state.ms.us
Darrin Hardesty at 662-588-2596, darrinh@mdwfp.state.ms.us
Alec Conrad at 662-588-6648, alecc@mdwfp.state.ms.us

For more information regarding migratory birds or wetland habitat in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/waterfowl or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

 

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