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Pensacola Beach Fort Pickens Road Wildlife Lighting Retrofits

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$540,000

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Other

Project Description

This project will enhance sea turtle nesting beach habitat quality in Escambia County and Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS) managed lands by replacing and upgrading streetlights along Fort Pickens Road. Specifically, the project will: • Remove approximately 170 dual-headed, low-pressure sodium fixtures and 89 light poles along 2 miles of Fort Pickens Road west of Casino Beach to the GUIS boundary; and • Install 89 new, upgraded light poles with 170 or more new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation-certified wildlife-friendly amber LED fixtures. The new poles and light fixtures would be installed directly adjacent to existing poles using existing power. The existing poles will be removed once new poles and fixtures are operating appropriately.

Contact

Mary Fleck
Not Defined
mary_fleck@fws.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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