Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Asks for Project Ideas on Recreational Use and Nutrient Reduction

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The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana. We will consider a range of activities under the following restoration types:

Terrapins Released on Restored Louisiana Barrier Island

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On July 6, NOAA, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and other partners released 21 baby terrapins on Chenier Ronquille barrier island. We restored the island using early restoration funding received after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Public Scoping Period Open for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

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The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is encouraging the public to participate in scoping for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is developing an EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the project. The Corps will use the EIS to inform its decision-making for permits and permissions for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project.

Trustees Release Strategic Frameworks for Restoration

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The Region-wide Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) has released four strategic frameworks to assist with restoration planning. They were developed for restoration types allocated across multiple Restoration Areas which are oysters, sea turtles, birds, and marine mammals. They provide broad context and guidance for project selection and implementation.

Notice of Intent to Draft Restoration Plan to Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities in Louisiana

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The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is beginning to draft a restoration plan to address lost recreational opportunities caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan will include projects under the “Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities” restoration type.

Texas Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Draft Restoration Plan

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The Texas Trustee Implementation Group has released a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment. The plan includes restoration projects to compensate for the injury to natural resources and lost recreational use caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan is consistent with the Trustees’ programmatic restoration plan.

Notice of Solicitation of Recreational Use Project Ideas for Louisiana

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The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is planning activities to address lost recreational opportunities caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana. 

Information Posted from Public Webinar on Open Ocean Restoration

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The Open Ocean Restoration Area webinar was held on April 27, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 EST. The webinar introduced the Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group and provided an overview of the settlement as well as early and initial restoration planning processes.

Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Begins Strategic Restoration Planning for Barataria Basin

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The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is conducting strategic restoration planning. We will be considering two phases of restoration. The first phase will prepare a strategic restoration plan for Louisiana’s Barataria Basin. The second plan will initiate restoration planning for projects identified in the phase 1 plan, potentially including the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. 

Phase 1 Plan