The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is continuing restoration planning to address injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and we would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana. We will consider a range of activities within the Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats Restoration Type, under the Restore and Conserve Habitat goal.
You can find information on this restoration type and goal, and criteria we use to evaluate project ideas in the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan and its Restoring Natural Resources chapter (PDF, 405 pages).
You may submit new project ideas, or previously submitted ideas, through the Trustee Council or Louisiana project idea submission portals through March 2, 2021.
- Trustee Council Portal: If you have already submitted ideas for this restoration type to the Trustee Council portal, you are not required to resubmit them. You can edit your existing project idea in the Trustee database at any time by following steps listed there.
- Louisiana Portal: If you have already submitted project ideas to the Louisiana portal in connection with other Louisiana restoration planning efforts, including Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan and Deepwater Horizon restoration planning efforts, you do not need to resubmit those ideas either. Instead, email LATIG@LA.gov, and simply reference the project name and date of submittal of your previous proposal(s), and we will consider them during this planning effort.
- Projects submitted after the deadline will be considered in future restoration planning efforts.
We will consider projects that address the restoration type identified above and may develop one or more draft restoration plans. We may also develop our own restoration projects for consideration. The public will be given the opportunity to review and provide input on a draft restoration plan, including specific projects proposed for implementation. After the public comment period ends, we will review, consider, and incorporate public comments, as appropriate, before releasing a final restoration plan.
Please contact us at LATIG@LA.gov if you have any questions. We look forward to considering your restoration project ideas.