The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has released its next federal funding opportunity (FFO-2017), which is focused on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats (click here for full announcement). This funding competition continues the Science Program’s commitment to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings and products to support the management and sustainability of [...]
Contact: Christina Meister, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 358-2284 View/download the GCVA press release The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA), a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, [...]
RESTORE Council releases Draft Initial Funded Projects List–and it includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Proposal!
Big news from the RESTORE Council: they released the Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL) for public comment. Among the $140 million in projects selected is the ~$1.9 million "Strategic Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes" proposal that was submitted through the Department of Interior (DOI). LCCs figure prominently in the conservation design work outlined in [...]
Gulf Coast RESTORE Council issues its initial list of proposed projects for natural resource restoration
WASHINGTON – Aug 13, 2015 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today commended the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for issuing its initial list of proposed projects for meaningful and lasting natural resource restoration for Gulf Coast communities in the wake of the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The RESTORE Council today proposed using [...]
COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL JULY 19, 2015 In 2012, the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperatives initiated the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA). The GCVA is the start of an iterative process to assess the vulnerability of the multitude of ecosystems and associated species they [...]
On Thursday November 11th from 11:00-12:00 pm EST and again on Wednesday December 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST, Dr. Roger Helm (Senior Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife [FWS] and former NRDA science lead for DOI on the DWH spill) will present a webinar providing an overview of the NOAA-led RESTORE Act Science Program’s recently [...]