Florida Oyster Cultch Placement Project


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Post-Settlement Restoration

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Oysters / Reefs

Project Description

This project will enhance and improve the oyster populations in Pensacola Bay, St. Andrew Bay and Apalachicola Bay. The improvements include the placement of an estimated total of 42,000 cubic yards of suitable cultch material over approximately 210 acres of previously constructed oyster bars for the settling of native oyster larvae and oyster colonization in three Florida Bays. The final size and locations for cultch placement will be based on environmental conditions within each bay system prior to deployment. Project designs, locations, and the timing of cultch deployment will be selected to maximize successful oyster spat settlement and survival.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 329
Project Name: Florida Oyster Cultch Placement Project
SourceUID: 25
Latitude: 29.6546365
Longitude: -84.99615581
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Franklin
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Pearce Barrett
Point of Contact – Phone: pearce.barrett@dep.state.fl.us
Point of Contact – Email: 850-245-2106
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=25
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Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 5370600
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Post-Settlement Restoration
DWH Dollar Amount : 5370600
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C