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Little Lagoon Living Shoreline

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior (DOI)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$210,999

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

Other

Project Description

The project will apply living shoreline techniques to restore, at a minimum, 2,200 feet of heavily eroded area along the southwestern corner and southern shore of Little Lagoon in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in coastal Alabama. Restoration will include a combination of evaluation, planning, and installing a living shoreline, consisting of biodegradable coconut fiber logs, plantings (Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus), wave attenuation structures and/or native mussel seeding. Stabilization of the shoreline will also reduce erosion of adjacent habitat supporting endangered Alabama beach mouse and and help create more storm-resilient and biologically productive shoreline habitats.

Contact

Robin Donohue
(251) 517-8008
robin_donohue@fws.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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