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LA TIG Restoration Plan #6: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana; US Environmental Protection Agency

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$521,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Other

Project Actions

Planning

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This restoration planning effort will meet the purpose of contributing to the compensation for and restoration of wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats injured within the Louisiana Restoration Area as a result of the DWH oil spill. This restoration plan is scheduled to be approved in March 2020 with the preferred alternatives expected to be (1) West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization, (2) Golden Triangle Marsh Creation, and (3) Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline. The Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline Project (DIVER #244) is located in Southeast St. Bernard, Parish, along the shoreline of Bayou La Loutre. The alternative extends from Eloi Bay to Morgan Harbor on the north side of the peninsula and is open to the Chandeleur and Breton Sound. The area is characterized by low marshes with an erosional shoreline. The purpose of the alternative is to create bioengineered, marsh-fringing oyster reefs to promote the formation of self-sustaining living shoreline protection structures. The goal of the alternative is to install 9 to 11 miles (and no more than 12.5 miles) of oyster barrier reef along the eastern shoreline of the Biloxi Marsh, which would provide oyster habitat, reduce wave erosion, and prevent further marsh degradation. The Golden Triangle Marsh Creation project (DIVER #246) is in the eastern portion of the Golden Triangle Marsh and is adjacent to New Orleans, Louisiana, and the surrounding communities in Orleans Parish and St. Bernard Parish. The Golden Triangle Marsh, which is a narrow band of brackish marsh, is directly east of New Orleans between Lake Borgne and the confluence of the Mississipp...click on "More Info" link below

Contact

Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
beth.golden@la.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/

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