Restoration and Enhancement of Oyster Reefs in Alabama


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama Department of Marine Resources

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Alabama1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Oysters / Reefs

Project Description

Restore 600 acres of oyster reef by placing new cultch material to increase spat settlement and oyster production. This project will increase Alabama’s oyster reefs by nearly 30 percent.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 47
Project Name: Restoration and Enhancement of Oyster Reefs in Alabama
SourceUID: 40618
Latitude: 30.33521756
Longitude: -87.99002283
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County:
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: Alabama Department of Marine Resources
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Chris Blankenship
Point of Contact – Phone: chris.blankenship@dcnr.alabama.gov
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-oyster-reef-enhancement.pdf
Project Comments: None
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: 600
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3750000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 3750000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C


  1. This map shows a general area in which land acquisitions, protection, or restoration activities occur. These general areas will be replaced by specific project polygons if/when that information becomes available.

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