NOAA RESTORE Science Program Releases Summary Report from Public Engagement Session in Tampa, FL

The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program held its first engagement session on Monday June 24, 2013 in Tampa, FL, just prior to the Gulf of Mexico Alliance All-Hands Meeting, and has released the Summary Report. The session’s purpose was to introduce the program and solicit public input. Over 100 people participated, including representatives from the … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Announces Public Engagement Session at Gulf of Mexico Alliance All-Hands Meeting

Under the RESTORE Act, NOAA, in consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, is responsible for administering a program to achieve an integrative, holistic understanding of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and support restoration efforts and long-term sustainability of the … Continue reading

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council marked significant progress with the public release of the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy and accompanying Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for formal public comment. The Draft Plan provides a framework to implement a coordinated region-wide restoration effort in a way that restores, protects, … Continue reading

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Announces Public Engagement Sessions

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (the Council) today announced the dates for upcoming public engagement sessions to provide early opportunities for initial input into the Comprehensive Plan for Gulf Coast restoration. Public engagement sessions will be held in Mississippi on February 19, in Louisiana on February 19, 20 and 21, and in Florida on … Continue reading