The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group has released a draft supplement to the 2016-2017 Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment, originally released in July 2017. The supplement, Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group 2019 Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan: Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management (PDF, 13 pg), proposes to provide additional Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitat restoration type funding to the Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management Project approved in Restoration Plan I.
The total proposed $10 million in activities in the Draft Supplemental Plan would support additional land acquisition, habitat management, and performance monitoring within the project’s action area. The Draft Supplemental Plan includes details about the proposed project and the environmental analysis, and is consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan.
In addition to previous planning completed for Restoration Plan I, we published a Notice of Initiation in October 2018, and we’re now asking for public comment on the Draft Supplemental Plan. Comments can be made online or submitted by mail:
- Provide comments online: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MSSRPGB
- Mail comments to: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 29649
Atlanta, GA 30345
Comments are due by July 31, 2019. After the public comment period ends, we will review, consider, and address public comments before releasing a final Supplemental Restoration Plan.