Alabama Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama Department of Marine Resources

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Alabama

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Corals / Coral Reefs

Project Description

Habitat enhancement projects ranging from revitalizing degraded reefs in the upper estuary to creating new reef habitat along the continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico offshore of Alabama is needed. Extensive research will be conducted to monitor the biological succession; temporal/spatial patterns of habitat utilization; and evaluate the structural integrity, durability, and stability of the enhancement projects following the construction of the inshore, nearshore, and offshore projects.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 454
Project Name: Alabama Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement
SourceUID: 50001
Latitude: 30.40363167
Longitude: -87.43467767
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Baldwin
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Corals / Coral Reefs
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Alabama Department of Marine Resources
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Chris Blankenship
Point of Contact – Phone: chris.blankenship@dcnr.alabama.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2882
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-artificial%20reef-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
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: 20
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 12525400
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 12525400
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: PA-CB