COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Bayou Grande Cheniere Marsh & Ridge Restoration

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Bayou Grande Cheniere Marsh & Ridge Restoration
PRIORITY LIST: 23 PROJECT NO: CWPPRA NO: BA-173 DNR NO: BA-173
PROJECT TYPE: Marsh Creation NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 237
REGION: 0 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Plaquemines
LEAD AGENCY: FWS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 23-Jan-2015 ( Actual )    
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MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
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CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/16/2014 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

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Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR
FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Angela Trahan



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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 30-Apr-2020

Bayou Grande Cheniere Marsh & Ridge Restoration

PROJECT LOCATION:

The project is located in Plaquemines Parish west of the Mississippi River near West Pointe a la Hache. Specifically, the project features are south of Lake Hermitage and along the eastern side of Bayou Grande Cheniere.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The goals of the Bayou Grande Chenier Marsh and Ridge Restoration Project (BA-173) are to restore marsh habitat adjacent to the eastern shoreline of Bayou Grande Chenier, reestablish the corresponding section of the bayou’s forested ridge habitat along this shoreline, and create terraces to restore marsh in open water habitat. Specific objectives are to 1) restore 302 acres of brackish marsh habitat, 2) construct the marsh platform to an elevation that supports healthy marsh; 3) reestablish 10,625 linear feet of the historic Bayou Grande Chenier Ridge to an elevation that supports healthy woody vegetation, 4) establish the ridge with diverse native woody species, and 5) construct 11,700 linear feet of terraces to an elevation that will support healthy marsh.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 16-Nov-2017 )

Phase II approval will be requested at the December 2017 Technical Committee Meeting.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $2,742,302 , which includes $2,742,302 for construction first costs, and $0 and $0 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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