Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Asking for Restoration Project Ideas
The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is planning restoration activities to address injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We would like your input on restoration opportunities in the Louisiana Restoration Area.
We will consider activities under a range of restoration types to address a variety of injuries. The restoration types that may be considered are:
- Submerged aquatic vegetation
- Sea turtles
- Marine mammals
Projects will be evaluated and screened based on consistency with the Trustees’ programmatic restoration plan. The Trustees will use the strategic frameworks as guidance for the prioritization, sequencing, and selection of restoration projects for the associated resources.
You may submit restoration project ideas for consideration within these restoration types to the Trustees or to the State of Louisiana. If you have submitted project ideas in the past in connection with other Louisiana restoration planning efforts, including Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan and Deepwater Horizon restoration planning efforts, you do not need to resubmit those ideas. Instead, simply reference the method of and date of submittal of those previous project proposals, and we will retrieve and consider them.
New or revised project ideas should be submitted through the Trustee portal or the Louisiana portal by September 18, 2017. Projects submitted after the deadline will be considered in future restoration planning efforts.
We will develop one or more draft restoration plans to benefit these restoration types. We will consider projects that address multiple restoration types and projects that will be implemented in phases. Submittals should include information about all project phases. We may also develop our own restoration projects for consideration.
Please contact us at LATIG@la.gov if you have any questions. We look forward to considering your restoration project ideas.