Water Quality Improvements to Enhance Fisheries Habitat in the Lower Choctawhatchee River Basin – Phase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

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

Planning

Targeted Resources

Infrastructure

Project Description

Inventory, prioritize, and develop solutions to un-paved roads in the Choctawhatchee Bay Watershed including (1) updating existing inventories of unpaved roads and unpaved road stream crossings, crossovers and proximity sites; (2) adding GIS overlays of habitat and resource impairments; (3) prioritizing the most prominent road sites negatively affecting Choctawhatchee resources and habitats; and (4) planning and designing corrective measures. Restoration plans will be developed to identify site specific solutions and estimate the cost of necessary improvements for the highest priority sites as funding allows.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , Walton, Washington and Holmes Counties, Northwest Florida Water Management District , Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 476
Project Name: Water Quality Improvements to Enhance Fisheries Habitat in the Lower Choctawhatchee River Basin – Phase I
SourceUID: 50062
Latitude: 30.40866395
Longitude: -86.10896478
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Holmes
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Infrastructure
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Phil Coram
Point of Contact – Phone: Phil.Coram@dep.state.fl.us
Point of Contact – Email: 850-245-2167
Other Partners: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , Walton, Washington and Holmes Counties, Northwest Florida Water Management District , Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/fl-choctawhatchee-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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 931600
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 931600
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