OCTOBER 11, 2018

Mississippi Trustees Announce Restoration Planning Under Gulf Oil Spill Program

The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group has released a notice of initiation of restoration planning, initiating drafting of two restoration plans:

Supplement to Restoration Plan I

We are proposing to provide additional Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitat restoration type funding to the Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management Project that was approved in Restoration Plan I. The funds would allow for additional acquisition, management, and monitoring opportunities within the Project’s action area. We will draft a proposed supplement to Restoration Plan I that evaluates this funding increase, and make it available for public review and comment.

Restoration Plan II

We began this restoration planning effort in June 2018, by requesting project ideas from the public that could benefit six restoration types and/or approaches.

Restoration Plan II may include proposed projects for some or all of these restoration types, and may propose activities necessary to fill essential data gaps for restoration of resources in the Mississippi Restoration Area. We will develop a Draft Restoration Plan II, and make it available for public review and comment.

After comment periods are complete for both of the draft plans above, we will then review, consider, and incorporate public comments before completing any final restoration plans.

Learn more about the Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management Project, and natural resources that could benefit from Restoration Plan II at our latest Gulf Spill Restoration update.