Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline (Planning)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Planning Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Oysters / Reefs Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Shorelines

Project Description

The Biloxi Marshes consist of approximately 49,000 hectares of brackish and salt marshes, which have been greatly impacted by shoreline erosion from wind-driven waves. The purpose of this project is to create bioengineered, marsh-fringing oyster reefs to promote the formation of self-sustaining living shoreline protection structures. The project is estimated to create approximately 47,000 feet of oyster barrier reef along the eastern shore of Biloxi Marsh which will provide oyster habitat, reduce wave erosion, and prevent further marsh degradation.

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Project ID: 598
Project Name: Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID25
Latitude: 29.77262176
Longitude: -89.3236965
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: St. Bernard
Project Category: Other
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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: 47000
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 55610210
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 3220460
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 52389750