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A decision-driven integrated ecosystem approach to maximize benefits of barrier islands restoration and management of the Chandeleur Islands for seagrass and associated communities

Implementing Organization

University of Southern Mississippi


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Project Description

This project will scope and design a plan to address the uncertainties of restoring seagrasses and associated communities along barrier islands in Louisiana, which will inform the restoration and long-term adaptive management of the Chandeleur Islands.


Kelly M. Darnell
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Project Partners

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Affiliated Institutions


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