Comprehensive Plan Update Vote: December 16, 2016
On December 16, 2016, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) voted to approve the Comprehensive Plan Update.
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Draft Comprehensive Plan Update 2016:
In August 2016, the Council released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The Council hosted a series of public meetings across the Gulf Coast, including two public webinars, to discuss the draft Comprehensive Plan Update and seek public comments. Public comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan Update were accepted from August 23, 2016 to October 7, 2016.
Summaries of public meetings to discuss the draft Comprehensive Plan Update and seek public input:
Sept. 12, 2016 - - 6:00 p.m., CST
Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL, 32401
Sept. 19, 2016 - - 6:00 p.m., CST
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA, 70148
Sept. 20, 2016 - - 6:00 p.m., CST
5 Rivers Delta Resource Center
Spanish Fort, AL, 36527
Sept. 26, 2016 - - 6:00 p.m., CST
University of Southern MIssissippi Gulf Coast
Long Beach, MS, 39560
Sept. 29, 2016 - - 6:00 p.m., CST
Sea Scout Base
Galveston, TX, 77554
Oct. 4, 2016 - - 2:00 p.m., CST
Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL): Lessons Learned and Path Forward Webinars
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) hosted a series of 3 webinars to review the process used to develop its Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) as part of the Council-Selected Restoration Component. During the webinars, we considered the process from many angles and solicited feedback from webinar attendees. The goal of the webinars was to identify what worked and what could be improved to further the cause of comprehensive Gulf restoration.
Read the summary report of the input received during the review process here [PDF 7pp 2Mb].
Click here to download the Powerpoint slides that were presented during the webinars.
View the recording of the Webinar hosted on April 12, 2016 below.
Draft Initial Funded Priorities List
Public Engagement Meetings
St. Petersburg, Florida, Aug. 26, 2015
St. Petersburg, Florida Meeting Presentation (PDF) (45 pp, 13.59 MB)
St. Petersburg, FL Meeting Summary (PDF) (3 pp, 76Kb)
Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan Comments
Appendix A - Background Information - Preliminary List of Authorized but Not Commenced Projects and Programs.
Public comments received: on May 23, 2013 the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan for 30 days of public comment. After receiving numerous requests to extend the public comment period, the Council extended the deadline to July 8, 2013. The attached PDF files reflect the comments submitted to the Council by the public.
Summary of Public Input: 2010-2013
Years of dedicated public engagement on the part of State and federal Council members, in a variety of forums, yielded a wealth of information that supported the development of the ecosystem restoration goals and objectives outlined in the Initial Comprehensive Plan and have shaped the work of the Council. In an effort to ensure that public input provided to the Council and its predecessor, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, over the past four years was considered as the Council began project evaluation and selection activities, the Council summarized public input regarding restoration in a Summary of Public Input: 2010-2013.