Gulf Coast Restoration Planning

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Lake San Marcos Water Quality
November 12, 2019
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Croton Water Filtration Plant
October 17, 2019
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Gulf Coast Restoration Planning

aerial photo of the Gulf Coast shoreline
As part of a large-scale, comprehensive program spanning several coastal states, Great Ecology evaluated proposed habitat restoration projects and calculated the associated Natural Resource Damage (NRD) offset credits using Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA). The project additionally required development of litigation strategy, geospatial modeling for project prioritization, risk assessment, experimental design, functional assessments, stakeholder evaluations, and research on successful approaches to marsh restoration.

About this Project

  • Comprehensive Restoration Planning Documents: Examined 14 Gulf of Mexico planning documents to generate a holistic overview of regional planning priorities
  • Restoration Project Options: Evaluated 942 project options to offset impacts
  • Historic Restoration Projects: Assessed 203 projects in support of restoration planning
  • Restoration Projects for Credit Offsets: Evaluated 8 projects to assist with early restoration negotiations

Gulf Coast, USA