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Council Staff - Michelle Fischer

Michelle Fischer
Geospatial Coordinator


Michelle Fischer serves as the Geospatial Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). Created by the RESTORE Act of 2012 and comprised of the Governors of the five Gulf Coast States and Cabinet-level officials from six federal agencies, the RESTORE Council is responsible for restoring and protecting the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast.

As a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Fischer provides geospatial leadership to several large scale restoration efforts in coastal Louisiana, including the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA), the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA), Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study, and numerous mitigation projects. With over a decade of geospatial experience supporting multi-agency teams, her leadership will ensure the Council leverages diverse geospatial datasets to inform the restoration decision process.