Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Project

Using the submerged aquatic vegetation likelihood of occurrence model to inform restoration

August 2018 - May 2019


Participating Agencies

  • National Park Service

Over 50 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation within Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve was found to be impacted during during the 2010 oil spill off coastal Louisiana. To inform and guide decision making, a down-scaled model of a coast-wide likelihood occurrence model is being applied to the national park waters. This work is done in collaboration with the National Park Service, RESTORE and Fish and Wildlife Service. This down-scaled model will enable managers to make decisions related to restoration options.