Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Begins Drafting its Second Restoration Plan
The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) has initiated drafting our Restoration Plan II/Environmental Assessment (plan). This is our second plan to address injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This plan is consistent with the 2016 Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP).
In December 2016, as part of our restoration planning efforts, we asked the public for project ideas that could benefit wetlands, coastal and nearshore habitats; habitat on federally managed lands; water quality through nutrient reduction (nonpoint source); sea turtles; marine mammals; birds; and oysters in the Alabama Restoration Area.
For the upcoming plan, we intend to focus on those seven Restoration Types:
- Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats
- Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands
- Nutrient Reduction (nonpoint source)
- Sea Turtles
- Marine Mammals
The draft plan will explain our rationale for focusing on these Restoration Types and will include proposed projects related to the restoration efforts for each of these Restoration Types. It will also provide information on proposed funding for each project proposed in the plan. The public will have the opportunity to review and provide input on the draft plan.
We greatly appreciate the input provided to date. Project ideas are being reviewed, and will continue to be considered in our restoration planning efforts.