Monitoring and Adaptive Management Implementation Plans

This MAM Activities Implementation Plan (MAIP) describes the MAM activity, “Fisheries-Independent Monitoring Program” to address restoration priorities described in the PDARP/PEIS. This MAM activity is intended to support evaluation of regional restoration outcomes within the Louisiana Restoration Area; perform data aggregation and data management; resolve critical information gaps and uncertainties for restoration planning, inform restoration decision-making; and perform monitoring to inform the design and implementation of future restoration projects.

   Louisiana Fisheries-Independent Monitoring Program

This MAM Activities Implementation Plan (MAIP) describes the MAM activity, “Secretive Marsh Bird Habitat Relationships and Distributions in Selected Coastal Louisiana Marshes Project,” to address MAM priorities preliminarily identified by the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) for the Bird Restoration Type.

   View the MAM Activities Implementation Plan

The DWH LA TIG is in the process of implementing restoration projects across Louisiana’s coast with a particular focus on the deltaic plain in Louisiana – the area most impacted by the DWH oil spill. Coastal areas including Breton Sound, Terrebonne, and Barataria Basins saw heavy oiling and remediation efforts caused direct mortality and reduced growth of wetland vegetation and allowed for increased erosion of already fragile and degrading marshes (DWH Trustees 2016). The DWH LA TIG is also considering restoration projects in the region.

   Louisiana’s Coast-wide Reference Monitoring System Program