Eliminating Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches – Phase II


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Sea Turtle Conservancy

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: Florida

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
Monitoring and Observations
Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

This project will improve nesting beach habitat quality for sea turtles on Florida Panhandle beaches by reducing visible light on an estimated 85 properties. Funds will be used to implement complete retrofits of beachfront lights (identified during Phase I) that impact nesting beaches. Additionally, this project will engage all FWC Marine Turtle Permit Holders along the Florida Gulf Coast in timely and accurate reporting of all disorientation events on their surveyed beaches. This project will create an online database that will provide a tool for local government, property owners, and others to address documented impacts to sea turtle nests on their beaches. Permit Holders will be trained to correctly document disorientation events and to provide accurate and timely information to FWC, local government officials, and beachfront communities.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 460
Project Name: Eliminating Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches – Phase II
SourceUID: 50105; 50101
Latitude: 30.39812035
Longitude: -86.70982838
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Okaloosa
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Sea Turtle Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: David Godfrey
Point of Contact – Phone: david@conserveturtles.org
Point of Contact – Email: 352-373-6441
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/fl-turtles-ii-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: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2115100
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 2115100
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: C