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

Implementing Organization

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$931,600

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF

Details

Project Category

Environmental

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.

Contact

Phil Coram
850-245-2167
Phil.Coram@dep.state.fl.us
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Project Partners

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) , Walton, Washington and Holmes Counties, Northwest Florida Water Management District , Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Affiliated Institutions

None

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