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Gulf Coast Oil Spill Litigation Support & Restoration Planning

aerial photo of the Gulf Coast shoreline

Quick Facts:

  • Comprehensive Restoration Planning Documents: Examined Gulf of Mexico planning documents to generate a holistic overview of regional planning priorities
  • Restoration Project Options: Evaluated over 940 project options to offset impacts from a large oil spill
  • Historic Restoration Projects: Assessed over 200 projects in support of restoration planning
  • Restoration Projects for Credit Offsets: Evaluated dozens of projects to assist with early restoration negotiations

Project Summary:

As part of a large-scale, comprehensive program spanning five Gulf of Mexico coastal states and Federal waters, Great Ecology evaluated 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.

Gulf Coast, USA