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May 04

NRDA Trustees Council progress report

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 12:41 PM by Jim Muller

Deepwater Horizon disaster Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees Council progress report. The Council has 7 Trustee Implementation Groups that make restoration recommendations for the 5 Gulf states, region-wide & open ocean.

"Trustee Council releases 2017 Annual Reports to update public on restoration progress

It’s been 2 years since we settled with BP & began implementing our programmatic plan to restore the Gulf. Since then, we’ve been busy planning, implementing restoration, & hearing from you about what restoration should look like...

The Trustee Council held its 2nd annual public meeting in Nov. 2017. We gave an update on our work since the settlement & described restoration planning activities & opportunities for public engagement...

There were 1 or more meetings for each of the several restoration plans completed by Trustee Implementation Groups in 2017...

We also completed a number of early restoration projects that were approved prior to the 2016 settlement...

Trustees for the Region-wide TIG developed & released 4 strategic frameworks... for marine mammals, sea turtles, oysters, & birds.

we developed & released the Monitoring & Adaptive Management Manual... to evaluate restoration outcomes & benefits to injured resources..."
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