COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Grand Terre Vegetative Plantings

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Grand Terre Vegetative Plantings
PRIORITY LIST: 7 PROJECT NO: 0780 CWPPRA NO: XBA-1ai DNR NO: BA-28
PROJECT TYPE: Vegetative Plantings NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 127
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: Jefferson
LEAD AGENCY: NMFS
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 23-Dec-1998 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1-Aug-2000 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 1-May-2001 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 1-Jul-2001 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 19-Jul-2000 ( Actual ) No: 71
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL: 1-May-2001 ( Actual )    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 1/16/1998 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval:    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 8 John A. Alario, Jr.
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 105 Christopher J. Leopold

Point of Contact:

DEPT. OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Cecelia Linder
Program Manager
1315 East West Hwy
SSMC3 F/HC3
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PHONES:  
Office: (301) 713-0174 X162
Fax: (301) 713-0184

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 19-Aug-2019

Grand Terre Vegetative Plantings

PROJECT LOCATION:

Grand Terre is a barrier island located adjacent to, and east of Grand Isle, LA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The island presently is approximately 550 acres in size and contains shallow water, intertidal marsh, swale, scrub-shrub upland, and dune habitats. In 1996, a 115 acre section on the east side of th island was filled with material dredged from BBWW bar channel. This spoil disposal smothered intertidal and higher elevation wetlands and dune vegetation. The objectives of the project are to stabilize the dredged material platform via vegetative planting; and to remove all cattle from the island and purchase grazing rights for the duration of the project (20 years). This project will develop and implement a planting protocol to re-vegetate the +100 acre dredged material site on Grand Terre Island. The project should also involve some strategic degrading of retention dikes, particularly along the bay-side of the island, to enhance the ingress and egress of marine fisheries.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 22-May-2002 )

Planting of 3,100 units each of bitter panicum, gulf cordgrass, and marshhay cordgrass on beach nourishment/dune area, and installation of approximately 35,000 smooth cordgrass and 800 black mangrove was completed in June 2001. Monitoring is underway. Project area is being evaluated for additional plantings in 2003/2004.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $346,578 , which includes $283,253 for construction first costs, and $60,799 and $2,526 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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