Golden Triangle Marsh Creation (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 Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This is a planning project that includes engineering and design of the Golden Triangle Marsh Creation project, leading to construction-ready plans and specifications and the development of an adaptive management plan to guide decision-making for future project maintenance activities. The proposed Golden Triangle Marsh Creation project, if implemented in the future, would restore and protect approximately 600 acres of valuable wetland, fish, and wildlife habitat within the Golden Triangle, a narrow band of brackish marsh directly east of New Orleans between Lake Borgne and the confluence of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Because the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal/Lake Borgne Surge Barrier stretches across the Golden Triangle Marsh, these wetlands provide an important natural buffer in the multiple lines of defense protecting geographically and socially vulnerable communities in New Orleans from storm surge. In addition, the Golden Triangle Marsh falls within û and would enhance if fully implemented û the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, which includes fresh and brackish marshes, coastal hardwood forest, and serves as valuable wildlife, fish, and shellfish habitat.

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Project ID: 602
Project Name: Golden Triangle Marsh Creation (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID13
Latitude: 30.00972895
Longitude: -89.89204746
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Orleans, St.Bernard
Project Category: Other
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
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: 600
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 63270540
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 : 4347733
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 58922807