Notice for Initiation of Restoration Planning in Louisiana
The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is planning restoration activities for 2016-2017. We would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana. Due to the significant impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on certain resources and locations in Louisiana, we are focusing on the following restoration types and geographic areas:
(1) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats, in Barataria Basin;
(2) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats, in Terrebonne Basin;
(3) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats, in Pontchartrain Basin;
(4) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Habitat projects on Federally Managed Lands, in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve; and
(5) Replenish and Protect Living Coastal and Marine Resources—Birds.
You may submit restoration project ideas for consideration within these restoration types and geographic areas to the Trustees or to the State of Louisiana. If you have submitted project ideas in the past in connection with other Louisiana restoration planning efforts, including Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan and Deepwater Horizon restoration planning efforts, you will not need to resubmit those ideas. Instead, you may simply reference the method of and date of submittal of those previous project proposals and they will be considered as part of this process. Please submit your project ideas by August 12, 2016.
Information on the restoration types we are considering for restoration activities in 2016-2017, and the Oil Pollution Act criteria against which project ideas are being evaluated, can be found in the Trustees' programmatic restoration plan and in the plan overview.
This notice is issued on behalf of the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group.
Posted July 12, 2016