June is the official start of the hurricane season for the Gulf Coast. Designed specifically for homeowners, the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to their family and…
The Alliance Habitat Resources Team is taking the next steps in their actions to address sediment management. In 2018, the Alliance funded the Louisiana Sand Availability and Allocation Program (LASAAP) through its Gulf Star Partnership. The project compiled data to…
Please join us this week for our bi-monthly Wednesday webinar. Renee Collini and Sara Martin, with the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, will speak on stakeholder resources for living shorelines. Learn about new resources to help property owners, contractors, and consultants across the Gulf find information on living shoreline design, construction, cost, and permitting.
Congratulations to the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative (NGOM SSC) on their national award from the National Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals. NGOM SSC won a silver award in the TV/Video Series category for their "Resilience to Future Flooding" video series.
Transparency is key. The Alliance recently received the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2020, which is the highest level of recognition offered. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
The Alliance's Wildlife & Fisheries Team recently contracted with Abt Associates to produce the guidebook, Understanding Nekton Use of Estuarine Habitats in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. This guidebook targets habitat-specific nekton use and recovery to help natural resource managers plan, implement, and evaluate habitat restoration and protection projects. Work supported could include setting restoration goals, designing projects, monitoring, and communicating project benefits.
Recognizing that coastal communities are at risk to natural, economic, and technological disasters, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) provided small grants for communities through a series of different funding opportunities. Documenting the assistance, the recently-published Community Impacts Report summarizes the work supported by the Alliance and its partners across the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is still accepting submissions for the 2020 Tools Café to take place virtually through a series of webinars. Although we are not meeting in person in June, we will host a series of virtual cafés to showcase tools and allow participants an opportunity to ask questions.