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WASHINGTON – Aug 13, 2015 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today commended the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for issuing its initial list of proposed projects for meaningful and lasting natural resource restoration for Gulf Coast communities in the wake of the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The RESTORE Council today proposed using approximately $139.6 million from the recent settlement with Transocean Deepwater, Inc. to support…

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As a Coastal Resources Scientist with Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, James Pahl wears a variety of hats.  These have included chairing the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Habitat Conservation & Restoration team as initially constituted, which became the Habitat Resources Priority Issue Team in 2014 (see GOMA &…

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A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region

Land Trust Alliance and Partners Reveal
“A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region”

Report Sets Conservation Priorities Following Deepwater Horizon Disaster 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 12, 2014) – The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation, a program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced today the release of “…

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Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.

The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 2pm CDT.  The webinar link and conference line information are provided below. To learn more about the project, read the…

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The Wide-Angle View: GCPO LCC Projects in the Gulf

This month's Monitor is focusing on the Gulf, featuring a number of projects that are ongoing within the GCPO region or that are connected to our LCC in some way.  It reminds me that our GCPO LCC Steering Committee met at Five Rivers, AL back in the spring of 2012 and spent a day and a half discussing Gulf of Mexico issues, laying the foundation for some of the projects that are…

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Republished from Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Florida Releases Restoration Project Story Map
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) recently released it's Restoration Project Story Map identifying all projects in Florida currently funded through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) program,…
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Reposted from the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

The oil spill recovery entities - the Mabus Commission, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force and the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council – have all asked for and received public input from thousands of Gulf Coast residents.  The Council received more than 41,000 public…

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Kraig McPeek grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois.  Whenever he thinks about phosphorus and nitrogen runoff and Gulf hypoxia, he thinks about his family’s farm and how they might have done things differently to benefit water quality in a way that also made sense for their operation.  That, in a nutshell, is what the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf…

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NAS Releases its Gulf Research Program Strategic Vision

The Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision establishes the Program’s foundation and introduces its mission, goals, and objectives. It describes some initial activities and sets out the Program’s vision for contributing lasting benefit to the Gulf region and the nation. The Program is an extraordinary opportunity to foster science on a regional scale and over the long term.

The document will be of interest to…

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NFWPCAS Progress Report 2014 released!

The impacts of a changing climate are being felt in communities across the nation, especially in those that rely on fish, wildlife and plants for jobs, business and tourism. Today, the GCPO LCC is part of a larger effort by federal, state and tribal agencies that released an important report highlighting progress we've taken over the past year to prepare for and respond to climate-related impacts on these national treasures.

From the Gulf Coast to the Appalachians,…

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A series of updates on funding opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico, courtesy of the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

Sep 3, 2014:

Members of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) Invited to Submit Projects for Council-Selected Component.

Project submission guidelines were announced on August 22,…

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Challenges of Restoring the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Government agencies, communities, conservation organizations and the philanthropic community are working together to meet the challenges of restoring the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Wildlife Mississippi has identified six major challenges, along with corresponding solutions, in the state’s six southernmost…

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Staff from both the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (USFWS Science Coordinator John Tirpak) and the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (USFWS Coordinator Bill Bartush, WMI Science Coordinator Cynthia Edwards, and USGS National Wetlands Research Center…

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I recently attended the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (EESLR-NGOM) workshop in Apalachicola, FL where I was introduced to the 5 year project being led by partners from NOAA/NCCOS, the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, the University of South Carolina, and others.  The team is assessing the impacts of sea level rise and coastal storms on marshes and oyster habitats in the Northern Gulf of Mexico by developing predictive models that…

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