LA TIG Restoration Plan #6: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats
State of Louisiana; US Environmental Protection Agency
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group approved the Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #6: Restore and Conserve Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats in 2020. The final plan includes three projects, which together, are expected to create or restore more than 1,900 acres of marsh, beach, and dune habitat and protect more than 11.5 miles of shoreline: West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization project (Diver #245): Creates and restores beach habitat, dune habitat, and intertidal marsh habitat and protects shoreline along Barataria Pass and Barataria Bay on West Grand Terre Island in Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes. The estimated cost of the project is $92,500,000. Golden Triangle Marsh Creation project (Diver #246): Restores approximately 770 acres of broken marsh and open water through marsh creation to help buffer storm surge and provide estuarine habitat for Lake Borgne in Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes. The estimated cost of the project is $50,000,000. Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline project (DIVER #244): Creates oyster barrier reef along eastern shore of Biloxi Marsh to provide oyster habitat, reduce erosion, and prevent further marsh deterioration in Jefferson Parish. The estimated cost of this project is $66,600,000. The selected projects are intended to continue the process of using restoration funding to restore and conserve wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats injured by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The total estimated cost of the selected projects is approximately $209 million.
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/