Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Begins Drafting First Restoration Plan


Posted on: August 17, 2016 | Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is drafting its first restoration plan to address natural resource injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan will be drafted consistent with the Trustees’ programmatic restoration plan

We began this restoration planning effort on July 12, 2016, by requesting project ideas from the public. We requested project ideas that could benefit:

  • wetlands, coastal and nearshore habitats in Barataria, Terrebonne, and Pontchartrain basins;
  • habitat projects on federally managed lands in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve; and
  • birds.

We greatly appreciate the input provided to date. We are reviewing your project ideas, and they will be considered as we identify and screen project proposals.

We expect to release a draft restoration plan before the end of the year, and will ask for public comment. After the public comment period ends, we will review, consider, and incorporate public comments before releasing a final restoration plan.