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How To Use This Tool

This tool allows users to explore gulf restoration priorities as identified by federal, state, and local stakeholders, and compare those priorities to restoration projects that have received funding in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

With this tool, users can do the following:

  • Filter priorities by type:
    Priorities were grouped into categories based on whether they emphasized Built capital, Human and Social capital, and Natural capital.
  • Filter priorities by goal:
    Priorities were grouped into categories based on their main elements.
  • Compare identified and funded priorities by type:
    Overlay funded projects categorized by type with priorities to determine overlap and gaps
  • Compare identified and funded priorities by goal:
    Overlay funded projects categorized by gap to determine overlap and gaps

 

Priorities and funded projects were grouped by action on a state-by-state basis. Click on each state for more information.

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Texas: Comparison of identified priorities versus actual spending

  • Restore Water Quality was the most identified priority goal followed closely by Restore and Conserve Habitat.
  • The majority of funded projects have a goal of Restore and Conserve Habitat.
  • Sediment Reduction and Water-Quality Improvements are a top priority activity that remains unfunded most probably because the initial sources of funding are not designed for water quality projects.
  • Land Acquisition was the top funded activity in Texas.
  • To date, Texas has received 7% of Gulf funding

TYPES

  • Built
  • Human and Social
  • Natural

GOALS

  • Enhance community resilience
  • Replenish and protect living coastal and marine resources
  • Restore and conserve habitat
  • Restore water quality
  • Recreation
  • Other

ACTIONS



 
  • Analytical tools for planning and science
  • Captial and finance
  • Create or advance a program
  • Data collection, monitoring and assessment
  • Education
  • Grow or support aquatic or terrestrial species
  • Habitat creation
  • Hydrologic improvement
  • Infrastructure
  • Land/easement acquistion
  • Planning
  • Restoration
  • Sediment reduction or water quality improvement
  • Multiple
  • Other
 

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Data Current as of January 1, 2017

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Louisiana: Comparison of identified priorities versus actual spending

  • The majority of funding in Louisiana has gone to Restoration and Conservation of Habitat (primarily barrier islands and beaches).
  • Water-Quality projects are a major priority but have received only a small portion of funding.
  • Infrastructure projects were a major priority, yet have received little funding.
  • To date, Louisiana has received 54% of Gulf funding.

TYPES

  • Built
  • Human and Social
  • Natural

GOALS

  • Enhance community resilience
  • Replenish and protect living coastal and marine resources
  • Restore and conserve habitat
  • Restore water quality
  • Recreation
  • Other

ACTIONS



 
  • Analytical tools for planning and science
  • Captial and finance
  • Create or advance a program
  • Data collection, monitoring and assessment
  • Education
  • Grow or support aquatic or terrestrial species
  • Habitat creation
  • Hydrologic improvement
  • Infrastructure
  • Land/easement acquistion
  • Planning
  • Restoration
  • Sediment reduction or water quality improvement
  • Multiple
  • Other
 

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Data Current as of January 1, 2017

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Mississippi: Comparison of identified priorities versus actual spending

  • The allocation of funding for Restore and Conserve Habitat projects closely reflects plan priorities.
  • No funded projects in Mississippi have a primary focus on Restore Water-Quality or Enhance Community Resilience because, as is generally the case, the initial funding sources are not designed for water quality projects.
  • To date, Mississippi has received 12% of Gulf funding.

TYPES

  • Built
  • Human and Social
  • Natural

GOALS

  • Enhance community resilience
  • Replenish and protect living coastal and marine resources
  • Restore and conserve habitat
  • Restore water quality
  • Recreation
  • Other

ACTIONS



 
  • Analytical tools for planning and science
  • Captial and finance
  • Create or advance a program
  • Data collection, monitoring and assessment
  • Education
  • Grow or support aquatic or terrestrial species
  • Habitat creation
  • Hydrologic improvement
  • Infrastructure
  • Land/easement acquistion
  • Planning
  • Restoration
  • Sediment reduction or water quality improvement
  • Multiple
  • Other
 

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Data Current as of January 1, 2017

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Alabama: Comparison of identified priorities versus actual spending

  • Built projects were the lowest priority type but have received by far the most funding (this is primarily driven by the funding of the Gulf State Park Lodge and Convention Center).
  • The allocation of funding for Restore and Conserve Habitat projects closely reflects plan priorities
  • To date, Alabama has received 12% of Gulf funding

TYPES

  • Built
  • Human and Social
  • Natural

GOALS

  • Enhance community resilience
  • Replenish and protect living coastal and marine resources
  • Restore and conserve habitat
  • Restore water quality
  • Recreation
  • Other

ACTIONS



 
  • Analytical tools for planning and science
  • Captial and finance
  • Create or advance a program
  • Data collection, monitoring and assessment
  • Education
  • Grow or support aquatic or terrestrial species
  • Habitat creation
  • Hydrologic improvement
  • Infrastructure
  • Land/easement acquistion
  • Planning
  • Restoration
  • Sediment reduction or water quality improvement
  • Multiple
  • Other
 

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Data Current as of January 1, 2017

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Florida: Comparison of identified priorities versus actual spending

  • The allocation of funding for Restore and Conserve Habitat projects closely reflects plan priorities.
  • Restoring Water Quality was the highest priority goal across the state yet has received only a small amount of funding because, as in other states, the early funding sources are not designed for water quality projects.
  • No projects for Enhancing Community Resilience have been funded.
  • To date, Florida has received 15% of Gulf funding.

TYPES

  • Built
  • Human and Social
  • Natural

GOALS

  • Enhance community resilience
  • Replenish and protect living coastal and marine resources
  • Restore and conserve habitat
  • Restore water quality
  • Recreation
  • Other

ACTIONS



 
  • Analytical tools for planning and science
  • Captial and finance
  • Create or advance a program
  • Data collection, monitoring and assessment
  • Education
  • Grow or support aquatic or terrestrial species
  • Habitat creation
  • Hydrologic improvement
  • Infrastructure
  • Land/easement acquistion
  • Planning
  • Restoration
  • Sediment reduction or water quality improvement
  • Multiple
  • Other
 

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Data Current as of January 1, 2017

 
 
 

 

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