Recovery and Resilience of Oyster Reefs in the Big Bend of Florida


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences

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: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Oysters / Reefs

Project Description

Restore a degraded chain of oyster reefs in the Big Bend area of Florida to promote resilience and ecological benefit to a 50,000 acre coastal landscape comprised of vast salt marshes, seagrass beds and coastal forests that collectively host numerous fish and wildlife species of conservation and economic importance.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Suwannee River Water Management District, Cedar Key Oystermen’s Association, Cedar Key Aquaculture Association

Affiliated Institutions

University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences


Project ID: 697
Project Name: Recovery and Resilience of Oyster Reefs in the Big Bend of Florida
SourceUID: 54029
Latitude: 29.25614247
Longitude: -83.1087823
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Levy County
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2024
Implementing Organization: University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Peter C. Frederick
Point of Contact – Phone: pfred@ufl.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 352-846-0565
Other Partners: Suwannee River Water Management District, Cedar Key Oystermen’s Association, Cedar Key Aquaculture Association

Affiliated Institutions: University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/fl-oyster-recovery-16.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: 32
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 8334400
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 8334400
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