Lightning Point Acquisition and Restoration Project a Phase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Nature 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: Alabama

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: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection
Erosion Prevention or Control
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Protect and restore a key stretch of coastal shoreline at the mouth of Bayou La Batre River. Specifically, the project includes the acquisition of more than 100 acres of coastal habitat and the engineering and design for restoring approximately 28 acres of marsh and 1.5 miles of intertidal nearshore breakwater. The acquisition targets represent more than 2 miles of nearly contiguous undeveloped waterfront adjacent to existing protected lands owned by the state, Mobile County, and the City of Bayou La Batre.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Mobile County, City of Bayou la Batre, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 689
Project Name: Lightning Point Acquisition and Restoration Project a Phase I
SourceUID: 54064
Latitude: 30.38230945
Longitude: -88.26185311
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile County
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Erosion Prevention or Control
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2021
Implementing Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Judy Haner
Point of Contact – Phone: jhaner@tnc.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-433-1150
Other Partners: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Mobile County, City of Bayou la Batre, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-lightning-point-16.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 136
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Multiple Owners
Landowner Type: Joint
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Open
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: 28
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 2
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 5903100
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 5903100
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: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C