Habitat Conservation & Restoration

Priorities for Sustainable Natural Communities

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Photo: Joy Murphy

To remain healthy and sustainable, the communities of the Gulf region must ensure that economic development is consistent with environmental sustainability. The mission of the Alliance is to provide leadership to advance conservation and restoration of coastal habitats and ecosystems throughout the Gulf and associated watersheds and ultimately reverse the downward trend in habitat quality, quantity, and ecosystem services.

 
 
 

Long-term Goals

  • Engage a diverse group of stakeholders from state, federal, and international agencies, business and industry, and non-profit organizations to restore and conserve critical habitat
  • Improve policies that promote conservation and restoration efforts in both the public and private arena
  • Provide improved conservation and restoration management tools through the application of science and technology
  • Develop and implement an accurate tracking system to document gains and losses of Gulf habitats and ecosystem services