Restore Council-Selected Component

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) evaluates projects proposals submitted by Council members for funding under the Council-Selected Restoration Component.

In 2015, the Council approved an initial list of restoration projects proposed by Council members. The Initial Funded Priorities List is organized by watershed/estuary in the table below.

Initial Funded Priorites List by Watershed/Estuary
Watershed/Estuary Projects
Mobile Bay, Ala. Coastal Alabama Comprehensive Watershed Restoration Planning Project 
Alabama Living Shorelines Program 
Comprehensive Living Shoreline Monitoring 
Alabama Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration & Monitoring Program 
Marsh Restoration in Fish River, Weeks Bay, Oyster Bay & Meadows Tract 
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program 
Upper Mobile Bay Beneficial Use Wetland Creation Site 
Enhancing Opportunities for Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediments 

Appalachicola Bay, Fla.

Apalachicola Watershed Agriculture Water Quality Improvements 
Tate’s Hell Strategy 1 
Money Bayou Wetlands Restoration 
Apalachicola Bay Oyster Restoration 
Pensacola Bay, Fla.

Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline - Phase I 
Beach Haven - Joint Stormwater & Wastewater Improvement Project - Phase II 
Bayou Chico Contaminated Sediment Removal- Planning, Design, and Permitting

Suwanee Watershed, Fla. Suwannee River Partnership Irrigation Water Enhancement Program 
Tampa Bay, Fla. Palm River Restoration Project Phase II, East McKay Bay 
Robinson Preserve Wetlands Restoration 
Tampa Bay National Estuary Program
Mississippi River Delta, La. Jean Lafitte Canal Backfilling 
West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization 
Golden Triangle Marsh Creation 
Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline 
Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp 
Lowermost Mississippi River Management 
Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh & Hydrologic Restoration 
Mississippi Sound, Miss. Deer Island Beneficial Use Site 
Strategic Land Protection, Conservation, and Enhancement of Priority Gulf Coast Landscapes 
SeaGrant Education and Outreach 
The Mississippi Sound Estuarine Program 
Enhancing Opportunities for Beneficial Use of Dredge Sediments 
Galveston Bay, Tex. Bayou Greenways
Texas Beneficial Use/Marsh Restoration
Laguna Madre, Tex. Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor
Plug Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells
Bahia Grande Wetland System Restoration
Matagorda Bay, Tex. Matagorda Bay System Priority Landscape Conservation 
Gulf-wide Council Monitoring & Assessment Program Development 
GOMA Coordination 
Strategic Conservation Assessment Framework 
Baseline Flow, Gage Analysis & On-Line Tool to Support Restoration 
Gulf Coast Conservation Reserve Program 
Gulf of Mexico Conservation Enhancement Grant Program 
Gulf of Mexico Habitat Restoration via Conservation Corps Partnerships 
Gulf of Mexico Estuary Program


The Department of the Interior proposed five projects for the Council-Selected Component. The Department's proposed projects that are included in the draft Initial FPL can be viwed here.


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