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Alabama Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement– Phase II

Implementing Organization

Alabama Department of Marine Resources

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$22,499,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Corals/Coral Reefs

Project Description

Enhancing reef habitat along the water bottoms of Alabama’s inshore, nearshore and offshore waters will provide refuge and foraging opportunities to a wide range of estuarine/marine organisms on habitat limited water bottoms. Project will result in a more resistant ecosystem by increasing the diversity and biological production potential of reef associated organisms.

Contact

Chris Blankenship
251-861-2882
chris.blankenship@dcnr.alabama.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

Alabama Wildlife Federation, Coastal Conservation Association-Alabama Chapter, Alabama Reef and Restoration Foundation, University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Auburn University

Affiliated Institutions

None

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