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Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, State of Louisiana, US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$318,363,000

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

This project involves the restoration of beach, dune, and back-barrier marsh habitats, as well as brown pelicans, terns, skimmers, and gulls at four barrier island locations in Louisiana: Chenier Ronquille, Shell Island, North Breton Island, and Caillou Lake Headlands (also known as Whiskey Island on Ilse Dernieres State Refuge). The State of Louisiana, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Department of the Interior (DOI) are working cooperatively on this project. Construction is complete on Chenier Ronquille, Shell Island, and Calliou Lake Headlands. Breton Island is currently in the design phase.

Contact

Shirley Long
(225) 342-4708
shirley.long@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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