Public Provides an Array of Restoration Ideas for the Gulf of Mexico


Members of the public shared their ideas about broad restoration types to restore the Gulf following the Deepwater BP oil spill at scoping meetings that took place in March and April. The scoping meetings are part of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement process.

The meetings provided the public an opportunity to comment on the types of restoration projects they would like used to offset the potential impacts to natural resources–and the human uses of them–caused by the BP oil spill.

Learn More About How We Work in the Gulf


We recently posted more work plans, bringing the total to nearly 65 work plans on the NRDA Workplans and Data page. We’ve also made them easier to access and search. These work plans are produced by the technical working groups, each of which are charged with assessing the impacts from the spill to a specific natural resource (including marine mammals and turtles, seagrass, and corals). These work plans are developed by the groups to plan what data they are going to collect and how they will collect it.