The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is planning restoration activities and would like your input. We are focusing on the restoration type that restores and conserves wetland, coastal, and nearshore habitats. We are particularly concerned with wetlands in Barataria Basin, which were heavily impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
We are interested in restoration approaches identified in the programmatic restoration plan that can sustainably create, restore, and enhance coastal wetlands, and restore or preserve Mississippi River processes.
You may submit restoration project ideas meeting these criteria to the Trustees or to the State of Louisiana. If you have submitted project ideas in connection with other Louisiana restoration planning efforts, including Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan and Deepwater Horizon restoration planning efforts, you don’t need to resubmit them. Just reference the method of and date of submittal of those proposals, and they will be considered as part of this process. Project ideas must be submitted by April 30, 2017.
Information on the restoration types we are considering, and the Oil Pollution Act criteria against which project ideas are being evaluated, can be found in the Trustees' programmatic restoration plan and in the plan overview.