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Gulf Coast Oil Spill Restoration Planning

Gulf Coast States

Clients: British Petroleum (BP) | Arnold & Porter

1,100+

Projects Evaluated

1,680

Miles of Shoreline


Project Summary:

Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Great Ecology was retained by BP as a member of the restoration planning team developing a large-scale, comprehensive restoration program spanning the five Gulf Coast states and Federal Gulf of Mexico waters. Great Ecology evaluated over 1100 proposed habitat restoration projects and calculated the associated Natural Resource Damage (NRD) offset credits using Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA) and other ecological models. The project additionally required assistance with litigation strategy, geospatial modeling for project prioritization, risk assessment, experimental design, functional assessments, stakeholder evaluations, and research on successful approaches to marsh restoration.