One of the new teams to emerge from GOMA’s 2015 restructure is the Habitat Resources Team, a combination of the former Habitat Conservation and Restoration and Ecosystems Integration and Assessment teams. The Habitat Resources Team focuses on: regional sediment management, sea level rise modeling, living shorelines, and habitat status and trends.
The Team has four goals:
- Increase the availability and utilization of habitat assessment data and information to coastal stakeholders
- Increase awareness and implementation of living shoreline alternatives in coastal communities
- Support the development of robust regional sediment management and beneficial use programs at the local, state, and regional scale
- Promote understanding of the capabilities and uses of sea level rise and storm surge models
The Habitat Resources Team is led by the State of Louisiana, but has active participation from all five Gulf States and federal agencies working in the region, as well as academia, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Learn more about the Team in Action Plan III.