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Louisiana Colonial Waterbird Monitoring

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources


Project Description

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is implementing a suite of avian monitoring protocols to: (1) establish the current population of avian species as a means to document inherent avian benefits generated by Deepwater Horizon (DWH) restoration projects; and (2) evaluate project performance criteria and potentially implementing adaptive management measures, as needed. Information generated from these monitoring efforts will be critical in documenting resource uplift (e.g., number of nesting pairs) from DWH bird restoration projects. This information will provide a rigorous, data-driven means to assess project design and success in an adaptive manner and assist in future DWH project selection (for birds, other living coastal and marine resources, and habitats).


Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
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