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  • An aerial photograph of a coastal marsh with a breakwater.
    Information icon Aerial photograph of PO-0148 Living Shoreline Demonstration Project, constructed in 2016, which provides approximately three miles of reef breakwater structure along the shoreline of Eloi Point. The adjacent Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline Project, PO-0174, will create an additional nine to eleven miles of reef breakwaters. Photo by Gulf Coast Aerial Mapping, Mott Macdonald, Louisiana CPRA.

    In defense for our shorelines, the natural way

    August 5, 2020 | 5 minute read

    It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the air is thick with heat and humidity, and people have begun to watch their weather forecasts with a nervous eye out for a special set of names — the names associated with tropical storms and hurricanes. Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted an above-normal to near-normal hurricane season, as evidenced with the recent storm event of Hurricane Hanna in south Texas.  Learn more...

  • An aerial photograph of a river cutting through a marsh emptying into a the Gulf of Mexico.
    Information icon A View South over Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Grand Bay, MS. Photo by USFWS.

    Gulf of Mexico Restoration Benefits Wetlands and Recreation

    June 24, 2020 | 5 minute read

    As we transition from American Wetlands Month through National Great Outdoors Month, it is the perfect time to showcase the restoration progress we continue to make in the Gulf of Mexico region. The Deepwater Horizon explosion occurred 10 years ago this spring and we’ve read many stories about the explosion and the sad impact the spill has had on wildlife and habitat. Oil fouled more than 1,300 miles of shoreline from Texas to Florida.  Learn more...

  • A large brown and white bird with a scooped beak nears the ground for a landing
    Information icon Brown Pelican landing. Photo by Steve Hillebrand, USFWS.

    Native returns to Queen Bess

    June 10, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Ten years ago, a brown pelican was rescued from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was eventually returned to the waters of the Gulf, but before being released was fit with a leg band bearing his new name—A04. And now, A04 has become part of an even bigger success story than its survival alone might suggest. He’s nesting on Queen Bess Refuge—one of thousands of nesting pairs that are making the first post-restoration nesting season on there a huge success.  Learn more...

  • A lone pine tree stands tall on a narrow peninsula along a bay
    Information icon Weeks Bay marsh, Alabama. Photo by Weeks Bay NERR.

    Gateway to Weeks Bay conserved for future generations

    June 2, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Whether gliding through the mouth of Weeks Bay by motor or paddle craft, the first strip of land that catches a voyager’s eye is the East Gateway Tract. The tract is roughly 175 acres of critically important and diverse land that includes micro-dune habitat, tidal streams, marshland, and forested wetlands. The water surrounding East Gateway is a prime fishing location with a prevalence of redfish and speckled trout, which is not to be outdone by the bird watching opportunities on the tract, as it provides wonderful habitat for migratory birds.  Learn more...

  • A beach in a cove lined with green grass and tall pine trees
    Information icon Shoreline at future Lynn Haven park site. Photo by USFWS.

    New public park will protect Panama City crayfish

    February 18, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Lynn Haven, Florida — A new public park located along the shore of North Bay and McKitchen’s Bayou in Lynn Haven will not only provide public access to waterways and recreational facilities, but will also protect rapidly disappearing habitat for the Panama City crayfish, a species the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed for federal listing. The park will be bought and maintained using funds from the Deepwater Horizon National Resource Damage Assessment settlement.  Learn more...

  • An upland forest edge after mechanical thinning
    Information icon Grand Bay habitat area after mastication. Photo by USFWS.

    Deepwater Horizon settlement Funds help Mississippi coastal habitats

    December 17, 2019 | 2 minute read

    Habitat management activities are well underway on the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management Project.  Learn more...

  • New maps aid conservation in Louisiana

    December 16, 2019 | 3 minute read

    Recent revisions to a federal report on the nation’s wetlands indicate that coastal areas are losing wetlands more quickly than the rest of the nation — none more so than those along the Gulf of Mexico. The rate of the loss appears to be accelerating, too. Among the findings: beginning in 2004, an estimated 5% of all saltmarsh habitat vanished to open waters along the Gulf of Mexico during a 4½-year period.  Learn more...

Gulf-Restoration

  • A tiny loggerhead hatchling hustles towards the ocean.
    Loggerhead hatchling meets ocean. Photo by Becky Skiba, USFWS.

    Conclusion

    The Service believes through collaboration with partners and other stakeholders, together we can significantly increase the probability of successful Gulf of Mexico restoration.to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Gulf of Mexico region.  Learn more...

  • A lush green coastal landscape with colorful sky at dusk.  A barge is barely visible in the distance.
    Information icon LCC partners know that landscapes such as this Gulf cordgrass prairie require science-based conservation actions that take into account the effects of current and future environmental stresses. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Partnerships: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Gulf of Mexico region.  Learn more...

  • Service employee wearing a beige USFWS uniform shirt standing on a boat calling someone on his cell phone.
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife employee Drew Wirwa stays in touch via cellphone while out in the field. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

    Contact Us

    Service Gulf Restoration staff work across the Gulf of Mexico watershed in habitat conservation, restoration, science, environmental compliance and communications.  Learn more...

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