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LA TIG Restoration Plan-Environmental Assessment #7: Birds and Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana; US Department of the Interior; US Environmental Protection Agency


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


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Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

This Plan was finalized in November 2020 and approved DWH restoration projects in Louisiana under the "birds" and "wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats" restoration types. It includes five projects which have a total estimated cost of $234.6 million. For Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitat, the TIG approved: •Grande Cheniere Ridge Marsh Creation – This project will create up to 624 acres of marsh near Bayou Grande Cheniere and approximately 12,480 linear feet of earthen ridge along Jefferson Canal. The project estimated cost is $65 million. •Terrebonne Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Bayou Terrebonne Increment – This project will create up to 1,430 acres of brackish and saline marsh and restore up to 80 acres of earthen ridge. The estimated project cost is $157 million. •Bird’s Foot Delta Hydrologic Restoration – This project provides engineering and design funding for restoration anticipated to restore the hydrology of the Mississippi River Bird’s Foot Delta by dredging parts of Pass-a-Loutre, South Pass, and Southeast Pass to reconnect the Mississippi River with the marshes of the eastern and central Bird’s Foot Delta. The estimated engineering and design cost is $6 million. For Birds, the TIG approved: •Isle au Pitre Restoration – This project provides engineering and design funding for restoration anticipated to enhance nesting conditions on the existing island by elevating portions of the island with dredged sediment and planting suitable vegetation for nesting brown pelicans and wading birds, shell rakes for American oystercatchers, and shell or small limestone on the perimeter of the island for tern on "More Info" link below


Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
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