The interdependencies between the human and natural environments are rarely accounted for in the development of plans or planning tools, which have historically focused on one or the other. To help facilitate better communication between the activities, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance serves as a coordination point around which relevant conservation, restoration, socio-economic, and resiliency data and tools are developed and managed to inform the decision-making of the wide array of stakeholders across the Gulf Coast.
The goal of this cross-team initiative is to foster greater integration among planning aspects of restoration, conservation, and resiliency to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of on the ground efforts.
- Rhonda Price, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
- Jim Pahl, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority