Restoration Projects

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Restoration Projects 2


Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation - Spanish Pass Increment
ShoreLine
Plaquemines

Project Description: a large-scale restoration strategy for the Barataria Basin that would re-establish degraded marsh and ridge habitat by mechanically and hydraulically dredging local sediment sources
Restoration Goal and Type: Restore and Conserve Habitat: Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats
Project Size: 6,500 Acres
Proposed funding for Engineering and Design: $4,500,000

Lake Borgne Marsh Creation - Increment 1
ShoreLine
St. Bernard

Restoration Goal and Type: Restore and Conserve Habitat: Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats
Geographic Area: Pontchartrain Basin
Proposed funding for Engineering and Design: $7,000,000

Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation - NRDA Early Restoration Project
ShoreLine
Plaquemines


Description:
Creation of 104 acres of new brackish marsh in the Barataria Basin using hydraulically dredged sediment from a borrow area in the Mississippi River. The 104-acre fill area is also planted with native marsh vegetation to accelerate the benefits.

Project Area: 104 acres

Total Authorized Budget: $14,400,000

Total Expended (Cumulative): $6,841,863.84

Status: Monitoring

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Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration - Caillou Lake Headlands
Beach?
Terrebonne
Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration - Cheniere Ronquille
Beach?
Plaquemines
Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration - North Breton Island
Beach?
Plaquemines
Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration - Shell Island
Beach?
Plaquemines
Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project - Oyster Cultch Placement - 3-Mile Bay
Oysters
St. Bernard
St. Bernard
Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project - Oyster Cultch Placement - Drum Bay
Oysters
St. Bernard
St. Bernard
Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project - Oyster Cultch Placement - Hackberry Bay
Oysters
Lafourche

Description: The Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project involves (1) the placement of oyster cultch onto approximately 850 acres of public oyster seed grounds throughout coastal Louisiana and (2) construction of an oyster hatchery facility that would serve to improve existing oyster hatchery operations and produce supplemental larvae and seed.
Location Name: Hackberry Bay
Parish: Lafourche
Status: Monitoring

 

Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project - Oyster Cultch Placement - Lake Fortuna
Oysters
St. Bernard
St. Bernard
Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project - Oyster Cultch Placement - Sister Lake
Oysters
Terrebonne

Description: The Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project involves (1) the placement of oyster cultch onto approximately 850 acres of public oyster seed grounds throughout coastal Louisiana and (2) construction of an oyster hatchery facility that would serve to improve existing oyster hatchery operations and produce supplemental larvae and seed.
Location Name: Sister Lake
Parish: Terrebonne
Status: Monitoring

 

Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project - Oyster Cultch Placement - South Black Bay
Oysters
Plaquemines
Plaquemines
Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project - Oyster Hatchery
Oysters
135 LSU Dr, Grand Isle, LA 70358


Description:
The Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project involves (1) the placement of oyster cultch onto approximately 850 acres of public oyster seed grounds throughout coastal Louisiana and (2) construction of an oyster hatchery facility that would serve to improve existing oyster hatchery operations and produce supplemental larvae and seed.

Project Area: Approximately 20,186 Square Feet (0.5 Acres)

Total Authorized Budget:$15,582,600.00

Total Expended (Cumulative): $12,134,299.28

Status: In Progress

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Queen Bess Island Restoration Project
Birds
Jefferson
Project is designed to restore suitable colonial waterbird nesting and brood rearing habitat on the island from its current size of less than 5 acres to approximately 36 acres.
Rabbit Island Restoration Project
Birds
Cameron
The restored island’s increased elevation will increase the abundance and quality of nesting habitat for a number of colonial nesting waterbirds including brown pelicans, wading birds, terns, and other colonial nesting water birds.
Shoreline Protection at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
ShoreLine
Jefferson
Terrebonne Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation - Bayou Terrebonne Increment
ShoreLine
Terrebonne