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The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released its Draft Phase 2 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #1.1: Queen Bess Island Restoration (PDF, 97 pages). The draft plan is consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan and proposes activities for restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result in Louisiana caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We are seeking public comment on the draft plan through January 22, 2019.   

Project Alternatives

The Draft Phase 2 Restoration Plan #1.1 evaluates two alternatives for restoration of bird habitat, plus a no action alternative. The preferred alternative would create 30 acres of brown pelican habitat and 7 acres of tern and skimmer habitat. The total estimated cost of the preferred alternative is $18.71 million.

Public Engagement, Comment Period and Meeting

We will hold a public meeting on January 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM, in association with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building, 200 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70808. Verbal comments of the draft restoration plan will be taken during this meeting. You can provide comments to us via our online portal or U.S. mail through January 22, 2019.

Public Meeting

The public meeting will held in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting and will include a formal presentation and an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the draft plan.

  • Date: January 3, 2019
  • Time: Presentation and public comment will begin at 9:30 a.m. 
  • Location:
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters 
    2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70808

Other Opportunities to Comment

Comments can also be submitted online, or mailed to:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 49567
Atlanta, Georgia 30345

The draft plan is available for public review and comment through January 22, 2019. After the public comment period ends, the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group will review, consider, and address public comments before releasing a final plan and environmental assessment.

View the full Draft Phase 2 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #1.1: Queen Bess Island Restoration (ODF, 97 pages).