Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Welcomes Public’s Project Ideas for Restoration Plan III


The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group is planning restoration activities for 2019, including the development of our third post-settlement restoration plan (Restoration Plan III) to help address impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Alabama.

We are focusing the current effort on the following Restoration Type for inclusion in the third restoration plan:

  • Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities

The Trustees may also consider projects under the following additional Restoration Type depending on analysis of current data relating to restoration needs:

  • Birds

You may submit restoration project ideas for consideration within these Restoration Types to the Trustee Council’s project idea submission portal or the State of Alabama’s project idea submission portal. If you have submitted project ideas in the past in connection with other Alabama restoration planning efforts, including our Restoration Plan I and Restoration Plan II, you will not need to resubmit those ideas. Please submit your project ideas by January 25, 2019.

The upcoming Restoration Plan III will include proposed projects related to the restoration efforts for the Restoration Type included. It will also provide information on proposed funding for each project. The public will be given the opportunity to review and provide input on the proposed plan, including specific projects proposed for implementation. After the public comment period ends, we will review, consider, and incorporate public comments, as appropriate, before releasing a final restoration 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.