Alabama Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration and Monitoring Program (Implementation)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
State of Alabama

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: Alabama

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Targeted Resources

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Project Description

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will complete a submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) restoration program in Perdido Bay, upper Mobile Bay, and lower Mobile/Tensaw River Delta; and an SAV comprehensive mapping and monitoring program for coastal Alabama. These programs will speed the recovery of areas that have known losses of SAV beds, either by prop scarring or natural disasters, and provide ADCNR with vital SAV status and trends data, allowing further investigation to the factors that influence historic SAV loss as well as observed fluctuations in SAV coverage. Additionally, mapping will provide critical SAV extent and species composition data for resource managers and regulatory agencies, better informing regulatory decisions, future restoration efforts and the need for additional long-term SAV monitoring, protection and restoration. The ADCNR will execute a subrecipient agreement with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to complete all tasks as outlined in the project description.

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Project ID: 899
Project Name: Alabama Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration and Monitoring Program (Implementation)
SourceUID: EGID68
Latitude: 30.37912816
Longitude: -88.0110195
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Baldwin, Mobile
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
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Targeted Resource(s): Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2023
Implementing Organization: State of Alabama
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: This project has both point and polygon geometries.
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: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 875000
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 : 875000
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0