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Pensacola Beach Fort Pickens Road Wildlife Lighting Retrofits

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior


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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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

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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 easternmost GUIS boundary; and • Install 89 new, upgraded light poles with 170 or more new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation-certified (FWC) wildlife-friendly amber light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures. The new poles and light fixtures will be installed directly adjacent to existing poles and will use existing power. The existing poles will be removed once new poles and fixtures are operating appropriately.


Luke Anthis
(251) 517-8002
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