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October 2021 (1)
10/05: RESCHEDULED: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Annual Public Meeting Webinar [ Louisiana , Public Meetings ]

September 2021 (1)
09/21: Louisiana Releases Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy [ Louisiana , Monitoring and Adaptive Management ]

July 2021 (2)
07/26: Public Input Drives Improvements to the Gulf Spill Restoration Website [ Trustee Council , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Project News , Public Meetings ]
07/14: Louisiana Funds Plan to Examine Life at the Base of the Barataria Food Web [ Louisiana , Monitoring and Adaptive Management ]

June 2021 (3)
06/29: Louisiana Trustees Initiate Restoration Plan #8 for Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats [ Louisiana , Notices ]
06/15: Queen Bess Island Welcomes Home Another Pelican That Persevered After Deepwater Horizon [ Louisiana , Project News ]
06/01: 2020 Annual Reports Include 30 New Projects, More than 250 in Total, Investing $1.6 Billion in Gulf Restoration [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Open Ocean , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Annual Reporting ]

May 2021 (1)
05/25: Join the Trustees for their Annual Public Meeting Webinar June 17 [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Regionwide , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings , Translated Information ]

April 2021 (1)
04/20: Louisiana Trustees Extend Comment Period on Proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan ]

March 2021 (1)
03/05: Louisiana Trustees Seek Comments on Proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings ]

February 2021 (1)
02/01: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Asking for Restoration Ideas [ Louisiana , Notices ]

December 2020 (1)
12/18: Restoration Begins on North Breton Island [ Louisiana , Project News ]

November 2020 (1)
11/23: Louisiana Trustees Approve $234.6 Million to Restore Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats and Birds [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

September 2020 (1)
09/29: Louisiana Trustees Approve Almost $215 Million to Restore Ridge and Marsh Habitat [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

August 2020 (5)
08/28: Report: Comparing Ways We Sample Life in Louisiana Estuaries to Better Monitor Their Health [ Louisiana , Publication ]
08/19: Louisiana Draft Restoration Plan for Birds and Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitat [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
08/11: September 9 Louisiana Annual Public Meeting Webinar [ Louisiana , Public Meetings ]
08/05: Almost $12 Million in New Coastal Monitoring Funding Approved in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Monitoring and Adaptive Management ]
08/04: Louisiana Trustees Approve Four Projects to Restore Oysters and Marine Mammals [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

July 2020 (2)
07/20: Louisiana Trustees Approve Massive 1,200-acre Marsh Restoration Project in Barataria Basin [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
07/10: Louisiana Approves Supplemental Plan for Cypremort State Park Improvements Project [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

June 2020 (3)
06/24: Join the Trustees for their Annual Public Meeting Webinar July 16 [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Public Meetings ]
06/10: Rescued from Deepwater Horizon, a Resilient Native Returns to Queen Bess Island [ Louisiana , Project News ]
06/01: Hundreds of Restoration Activity Reports, 2019 Annual Financials Available [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Annual Reporting , Publication ]

April 2020 (8)
04/24: Louisiana Trustees Initiate Restoration Plan #7 for Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats and Birds [ Louisiana , Notices ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects that Benefit Multiple Types of Resources [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects Implemented in Multiple Locations [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects Utilizing Multiple Funding Sources [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years after Deepwater Horizon: A Statement from the​ Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/17: Louisiana Trustees Release Draft Supplement Restoration Plan for Cypremort State Park Improvements Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
04/10: Louisiana Approves Plan to Restore and Conserve Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
04/03: New Report Charts Adaptive Management Vision for Louisiana Coastal Restoration [ Louisiana , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]

March 2020 (3)
03/31: Louisiana Trustees Approve Final Changes to Two Recreational Use Projects [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
03/20: Draft Plan to Restore Marine Mammals and Oysters Open for Public Comment [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
03/20: Draft Plan for Design of Barataria Marsh Creation Project Open for Comment [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]

February 2020 (3)
02/26: Louisiana Area Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Rabbit Island and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
02/14: Queen Bess Island Restored in Time for Nesting Season [ Louisiana , Project News ]
02/13: Notice of Intent to Supplement a Louisiana Area Restoration Plan [ Louisiana , Notices ]

January 2020 (2)
01/31: Louisiana Trustees Propose Changes to Point-Aux-Chenes Small Boat Launch Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]
01/24: Louisiana Approves Funding for a Programmatic Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy [ Louisiana , Monitoring and Adaptive Management ]

December 2019 (3)
12/20: Louisiana Trustees Propose Changes to Wetlands Center Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]
12/20: Draft Plan to Restore and Conserve Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats Released [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
12/18: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Asking for Restoration Ideas [ Louisiana , Notices ]

November 2019 (2)
11/20: Draft Restoration Plan for Louisiana's Rabbit Island and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Released [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication ]
11/04: Restoration of Queen Bess Island’s Critical Brown Pelican Habitat Underway [ Louisiana , Project News ]

October 2019 (3)
10/30: Louisiana Trustees Initiate Restoration Plan #3.3 for Large-scale Barataria Marsh Creation [ Louisiana , Notices ]
10/18: Louisiana Restoration Area's Lake Borgne and Spanish Pass Draft Plan Released [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]
10/17: Presentation From Louisiana Annual Meeting Webinar Now Available [ Louisiana , Public Meetings ]

August 2019 (2)
08/15: Join Louisiana Trustees for Annual Meeting Webinar September 26 [ Louisiana , Public Meetings ]
08/02: Louisiana Trustees Initiate Restoration Plan #6 for Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats [ Louisiana , Notices ]

July 2019 (2)
07/19: Changes to Louisiana’s Lake Charles Science Center Project Now Final [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
07/17: Louisiana Trustees Initiate Restoration Plan #5 for Oysters and Marine Mammals [ Louisiana , Notices ]

June 2019 (1)
06/07: Submit Your Ideas for Restoration in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Notices ]

May 2019 (1)
05/31: 2018 Annual Financial Summary, 171 Annual Restoration Activity Reports Now Available [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Annual Reporting ]

April 2019 (1)
04/19: Louisiana Draft Plan Proposes Changes to Lake Charles Science Center Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]

March 2019 (2)
03/16: Notice of Intent to Draft Restoration Plan in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Notices ]
03/13: Louisiana Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Queen Bess Island [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

December 2018 (1)
12/21: Public Meeting Update: Louisiana Draft Restoration Plan for Queen Bess Island [ Louisiana , Public Meetings ]

October 2018 (1)
10/31: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Considering Changes to the Lake Charles Science Center and Educational Complex [ Louisiana , Notices , Project News ]

September 2018 (2)
09/21: Louisiana Trustees Release Funds to Support Monitoring of Fish and Marine Mammal Research [ Louisiana , Monitoring and Adaptive Management ]
09/11: Island Restoration Project Expected to Play Key Role in Future of Brown Pelican [ Louisiana , Project News ]

August 2018 (1)
08/01: Pre-construction Monitoring Activities Kick Off on North Breton Island Louisiana [ Louisiana , Project News ]

July 2018 (2)
07/18: Louisiana Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan #4 for Recreational Use and Nutrient Reduction [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]
07/18: Louisiana Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan #2 to Restore Lost Recreational Opportunities [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]

June 2018 (3)
06/22: Notice of Intent to Draft Restoration Plan in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Notices ]
06/21: June 26: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Annual Meeting [ Louisiana , Public Meetings ]
06/19: Louisiana Trustees Release Additional funds for Projects in First Restoration Plan [ Louisiana , Notices , Project News ]

May 2018 (1)
05/11: Louisiana Trustees Respond to Public Comment, Propose Modifications to Elmer’s Island Access Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Translated Information ]

April 2018 (2)
04/20: Dive into 2017 Restoration Project Data [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Annual Reporting ]
04/17: Louisiana Trustees Release Fourth Draft Restoration Plan, Focusing on Recreational Use and Nutrient Reduction [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]

March 2018 (1)
03/20: Louisiana Trustees Finalize Barataria Strategic Restoration Plan [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]

January 2018 (1)
01/16: January 17 Louisiana Trustees' Public Meeting Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather [ Louisiana , Public Meetings ]

December 2017 (1)
12/20: Louisiana Trustees Seek Comment on Draft Recreational Use & Barataria Strategic Plans [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication ]

October 2017 (1)
10/02: Notice of Intent to Draft Restoration Plan in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Notices ]

September 2017 (1)
09/19: Changes to Louisiana Oyster Restoration Project [ Louisiana , Notices , Project News ]

August 2017 (1)
08/18: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Asking for Restoration Project Ideas [ Louisiana , Notices ]

July 2017 (3)
07/14: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Asks for Project Ideas on Recreational Use and Nutrient Reduction [ Louisiana , Notices ]
07/12: Terrapins Released on Restored Louisiana Barrier Island [ Louisiana , Project News ]
07/06: Public Scoping Period Open for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion [ Louisiana , Notices , Publication ]

June 2017 (1)
06/20: Notice of Intent to Draft Restoration Plan to Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Notices ]

May 2017 (2)
05/17: Notice of Solicitation of Recreational Use Project Ideas for Louisiana [ Louisiana , Notices ]
05/05: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Begins Strategic Restoration Planning for Barataria Basin [ Louisiana , Notices ]

April 2017 (1)
04/20: Gulf Spill Restoration: One Year After Settlement [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Regionwide , Open Ocean , Annual Reporting ]

March 2017 (1)
03/29: Request for Restoration Project Ideas in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Notices ]

February 2017 (1)
02/23: Construction Almost Complete at Louisiana Barrier Island [ Louisiana , Project News ]

January 2017 (1)
01/23: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Restoration Plan [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]