Celebrating Habitat Month

July 24, 2019

NOAA's Habitat Conservation Division in the field

Craig Gothreaux navigating at the West Louisiana Highway one marsh creation project site visit

NOAA’s Habitat Conservation Division and Restoration Center personnel participated in a site inspection of the West Louisiana Highway One Marsh Creation project located in southeast Louisiana.

Craig Gothreaux (Habitat Conservation Division), Jason Kroll (NOAA Restoration Center), and Dawn Davis (Habitat Conservation Division) at the West Louisiana Highway One Marsh Creation project site visit..jpg

NOAA's Craig Gothreaux, Jason Kroll, and Dawn Davis at the West Louisiana Highway One Marsh Creation project site visit.

 

This project is one of eleven projects being evaluated through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act program. 

Dawn Davis (Habitat Conservation Division) measuring water depth and Jason Kroll (NOAA Restoration Center) recording the GPS coordinates at the West Louisiana Highway One Marsh Creation project site visit..jpg

Dawn Davis measuring water depth and Jason Kroll recording the GPS coordinates at the West Louisiana Highway One Marsh Creation project site visit.

 

Water salinity and depths, submerged aquatic vegetation cover, and species of vegetation were recorded for a benefits analysis.

Personnel from NOAA Habitat Conservation Division, NOAA Restoration Center, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries measuring water depths at the West Louisiana Highway one marsh creation project. (photo credit.jpg

Personnel from NOAA Habitat Conservation Division, NOAA Restoration Center, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries measuring water depths at the West Louisiana Highway one marsh creation project. (photo credit: Sharon Osowski, Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Also, design, construction layout and access were evaluated for design and cost analysis. will be submitted for engineering and design funds at the end of the year.

 

 

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on July 24, 2019