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Lower Perdido Islands Restoration - Phase I

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources


Project Description

This project includes development of a conservation management plan for protecting the ecological functions of the Perdido Islands complex in Orange Beach, Alabama. The conservation management plan will include an evaluation and recommendations of restoration and management alternatives, such as shoreline protection and restoration, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation protection, dune enhancement, public use approaches, and habitat protection and management strategies, including recommendations for minimizing adverse impacts on these sensitive habitats. Data is being collected to provide information on baseline conditions and to inform future habitat restoration / management activities on the islands. Other activities include recreational use monitoring/behavioral observations, public outreach and stakeholder coordination, and preliminary permit discussions. Interim habitat protection/enhancement activities are being implemented as part of this project and include the installation of signage for nesting bird habitat and upland vegetative plantings.


Stella Wilson
(850) 332-4169
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