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Isle au Pitre Restoration

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


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Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

Isle au Pitre is an important colonial bird colony in St. Bernard Parish. The island is currently 20 acres in size, but suitable nesting habitat on the island has been reduced to less than 2 acres. This project will conduct engineering and design for restoration and enlargement of the island to enhance nesting conditions by elevating portions of the island with dredged sediment and planting suitable vegetation for nesting brown pelicans and wading birds. The restoration project would also protect the island from wind driven wave energy by installing a shoreline protection feature that may incorporate oyster features. Several options will be explored during design to include simple rock breakwaters with horizontal structures that would be attractive for oyster attachment and reef recruitment.


Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
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