Improving Habitat Injured by Spill Response: Restoring the Night Sky


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Department of the Interior (DOI), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Phase 2

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Early Restoration Framework Agreement
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles
Beaches / Dunes

Project Description

The Improving Habitat Injured by Spill Response: Restoring the Night Sky project will reduce disturbance to nesting habitat for loggerhead sea turtles. The project involves multiple components: (1) Site-specific surveys of existing light sources for each targeted beach; (2) Coordination with site managers on development of plans to eliminate, retrofit, or replace existing light fixtures on the property or to otherwise decrease the amount of light reaching the loggerhead sea turtle nesting beach; (3) Retrofitting streetlights and parking lot lights; (4) Increased efforts by local governments to ensure compliance with local lighting ordinances; and (5) A public awareness campaign including educational materials and revision of the FWC lighting Technical Manual to include Best Available Technology (Witherington and Martin, 2000).

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 267
Project Name: Improving Habitat Injured by Spill Response: Restoring the Night Sky
SourceUID: 10
Latitude: 30.382189
Longitude: -86.851725
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL
County: Baldwin, Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Department of the Interior (DOI), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: Karen Williams
Point of Contact – Phone: karen.williams@myfwc.com
Point of Contact – Email: 850-617-9413
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/improving-habitat-injured-spill-response-restoring-night-sky
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the Early Restoration process and status of Early Restoration projects, see http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 4321165
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Phase 2
DWH Dollar Amount : 4421165
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Early Restoration Framework Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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