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December 2020 (1)
12/09: Alabama Trustees Invite Public Comment on Draft Addendum to Restoration Plan III [ Alabama , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]

November 2020 (2)
11/23: Louisiana Trustees Approve $234.6 Million to Restore Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats and Birds [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
11/12: Monitoring Work Will Address Data Gaps, Inform Colonial Waterbird Restoration Planning [ Regionwide , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]

September 2020 (2)
09/29: Louisiana Trustees Approve Almost $215 Million to Restore Ridge and Marsh Habitat [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
09/14: Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group Releases Second Restoration Plan [ Mississippi , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

August 2020 (3)
08/28: Report: Comparing Ways We Sample Life in Louisiana Estuaries to Better Monitor Their Health [ Louisiana , Publication ]
08/19: Louisiana Draft Restoration Plan for Birds and Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitat [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
08/04: Louisiana Trustees Approve Four Projects to Restore Oysters and Marine Mammals [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

July 2020 (3)
07/24: Materials Available from Trustee Council's 2020 Annual Meeting [ Trustee Council , Publication , Translated Information ]
07/20: Louisiana Trustees Approve Massive 1,200-acre Marsh Restoration Project in Barataria Basin [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
07/10: Louisiana Approves Supplemental Plan for Cypremort State Park Improvements Project [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

June 2020 (2)
06/18: Initial Open Ocean Monitoring and Adaptive Management Priorities Released [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Public Meetings , Publication ]
06/01: Hundreds of Restoration Activity Reports, 2019 Annual Financials Available [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Annual Reporting , Publication ]

April 2020 (4)
04/22: Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group Releases Second Draft Restoration Plan [ Mississippi , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication ]
04/17: Louisiana Trustees Release Draft Supplement Restoration Plan for Cypremort State Park Improvements Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
04/10: Louisiana Approves Plan to Restore and Conserve Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
04/03: New Report Charts Adaptive Management Vision for Louisiana Coastal Restoration [ Louisiana , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]

March 2020 (3)
03/31: Louisiana Trustees Approve Final Changes to Two Recreational Use Projects [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
03/20: Draft Plan to Restore Marine Mammals and Oysters Open for Public Comment [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
03/20: Draft Plan for Design of Barataria Marsh Creation Project Open for Comment [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]

February 2020 (1)
02/26: Louisiana Area Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Rabbit Island and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

January 2020 (2)
01/31: Louisiana Trustees Propose Changes to Point-Aux-Chenes Small Boat Launch Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]
01/22: Information Available from Texas’ Annual Meeting Presentation [ Texas , Public Meetings , Publication ]

December 2019 (4)
12/20: Louisiana Trustees Propose Changes to Wetlands Center Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]
12/20: Alabama Releases Final Plan With Seven Recreational Use and Bird Projects [ Alabama , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
12/20: Draft Plan to Restore and Conserve Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats Released [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication , Translated Information ]
12/10: $226 Million in Projects Approved in Second Open Ocean Restoration Plan [ Open-Ocean , Final Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]

November 2019 (1)
11/20: Draft Restoration Plan for Louisiana's Rabbit Island and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Released [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication ]

October 2019 (1)
10/18: Louisiana Restoration Area's Lake Borgne and Spanish Pass Draft Plan Released [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]

September 2019 (2)
09/16: Florida Approves Third Phase of its Coastal Access Project [ Florida , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
09/13: Mississippi Trustees Finalize Supplemental Plan for Grand Bay [ Mississippi , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

August 2019 (3)
08/29: New Restoration Monitoring Guidance Released [ Trustee Council , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]
08/29: Alabama Restoration Area Draft Plan for Recreation and Birds Released [ Alabama , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]
08/26: Innovative Monitoring Activities Will Improve Understanding of Stressors on Gulf Whales and Dolphins [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]

July 2019 (2)
07/19: Changes to Louisiana’s Lake Charles Science Center Project Now Final [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
07/02: Mississippi Trustees Release Draft Supplemental Plan for Grand Bay [ Mississippi , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]

June 2019 (1)
06/25: Florida Restoration Area Draft Phase V.3 Plan Released [ Florida , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]

May 2019 (2)
05/15: Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 2 Available for Public Comment [ Open-Ocean , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]
05/07: Open Ocean Trustees Release Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]

April 2019 (1)
04/19: Louisiana Draft Plan Proposes Changes to Lake Charles Science Center Project [ Louisiana , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication ]

March 2019 (3)
03/15: Florida Trustees Approve Final Restoration Plan 1 [ Florida , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
03/13: Louisiana Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Queen Bess Island [ Louisiana , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]
03/12: Open Ocean Trustees Approve Final Restoration Plan 1 [ Open-Ocean , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

December 2013 (2)
12/01: Press Release: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trustees Invite Public Comment on $627 Million in Proposed Early Restoration Gulf Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Lost Recreational Use [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

September 2013 (1)
09/01: Press Release: Deep sea ecosystem may take decades to recover from Deepwater Horizon spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

July 2013 (2)
07/01: Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Summary (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
07/01: Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Summary [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

June 2013 (11)
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration Project Selection Criteria [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Notice of Intent to Prepare a PEIS for Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Press Release: Early Restoration PEIS [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: MISSING TITLE [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Introduction – Natural Resource Damage Assessment [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Notice of Intent to Prepare a PEIS for Early Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration – Phase Two [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration – Phase One [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

May 2013 (1)
05/01: Public Notice: Future Early Restoration Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

December 2012 (4)
12/01: Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Full Text) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Executive Summary) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Fact Sheet: Avian Breeding Habitat Project [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Fact Sheet: Sea Turtle Nesting Ground Project [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

August 2012 (1)
08/01: Early Restoration Plan (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

April 2012 (10)
04/01: NRDA Status Update April 2012 [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration and Early Restoration Criteria, Large Format [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Assessment, Large Format [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Intro to NRDA [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: PEIS [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration Criteria [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Final Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Executive Summary) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Final Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Full Text) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

December 2011 (5)
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Early Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Assessment (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Full Text) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Executive Summary) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

September 2011 (1)
09/01: PEIS Public Scoping Comment Summary [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

August 2011 (2)
08/01: Environmental Assessement (EA) for Emergency Restoration of Seagrass Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
08/01: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Emergency Restoration of Seagrass Impacts From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

April 2011 (1)
04/01: PEIS Public Scoping Document [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

March 2011 (5)
03/01: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Newsletter [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Fact Sheet – Restoration Approaches [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Diagram – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

February 2011 (8)
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Apex [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Equinox [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Ocean Energy [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – Assessment and Restoration (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Westchester [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Diagram – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – Restoration Approaches (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

January 2011 (4)
01/01: Fact Sheet – Restoration Approaches (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
01/01: Fact Sheet – Assessment and Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
01/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
01/01: Diagram – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]