Pintail Flats Restoration Project
The Pintail Flats restoration project is a notable example of Golden Pass LNG’s commitment to the environment. Golden Pass LNG is working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to restore approximately 240 acres of emergent marsh within the Pintail Flats section of the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This large-scale project will provide benefits for the ecosystem and residents of Southeast Texas for years to come.
The restoration project is in response to the continuing degradation of the coastal emergent marsh, which has resulted in the forming of open water areas throughout the Salt Bayou Watershed, including Pintail Flats. Over the past 75 years, losses of important emergent wetland habitat within the Pintail Flats marsh vicinity have occurred at a rate of nearly 5 acres per year. The restoration of these degraded wetlands is important to fish and wildlife because wetlands provide excellent waterfowl habitat and nurseries for fish. Coastal marsh also provides a natural buffer by reducing storm energy produced by tropical storms and hurricanes.