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Isle au Pitre Restoration

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,500,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

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 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. The restoration project will 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. Funds allocated to this project are for the Engineering and Design of the Isle au Pitre Restoration.

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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