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Lower Perdido Islands Restoration - Phase I

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$994,523

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

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, SAV protection, dune enhancement, public use approaches, and habitat protection and management strategies, including recommendations for minimizing adverse impacts on these sensitive habitats. Data will be 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 will also be implemented as part of this project and include the installation of signage for nesting bird habitat and upland vegetative plantings.

Contact

Stella Wilson
(251) 544-5016
estelle.wilson@noaa.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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