Publications

GOMA publications

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Newsletters

2014

USDA Gulf of Mexico Restoration Report - (PDF, 1945KB) A U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Report, "Gulf of Mexico Restoration - A Private Lands Vision for Success."
HCRT’s SLAMM Report - (PDF, 5103KB) A Habitat Conservation and Restoration Team report, "Application of the Sea-Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM 6) to Southeastern Louisiana."

2013

Sources, Fate, Transport and Effects of Nutrients in Weeks Bay, Alabama - A report to characterize nutrients and nutrient impacts in the Weeks Bay estuary and establish a nutrient criteria development framework for estuarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida Homeowners Handbook for Natural Hazards - Provides actions that can be taken to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards to reduce risks to family and property in Florida
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Accomplishments Report - (PDF, 846KB) Highlights the Alliance’s projects affecting change in the region during the organization’s first ten years
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Brochure - (PDF, 750KB) Gives information about the Gulf of Mexico Alliance in a concise brochure format
Clean & Resilient Marinas Initiative - An initiative to promote and expand resilient and environmentally responsible operations and best management practices at marinas in the Gulf region. It is a three-document set including a Guidebook, Policy Guide, and a tri-fold brochure.
Louisiana Homeowners Handbook for Natural Hazards - Provides actions that can be taken to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards to reduce risks to family and property in Louisiana
Mississippi Homeowners Handbook for Natural Hazards - Provides actions that can be taken to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards to reduce risks to family and property in Mississippi
Texas Homeowners Handbook for Natural Hazards - Provides actions that can be taken to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards to reduce risks to family and property in Texas

2012

Alabama Homeowners Handbook for Natural Hazards - Provides actions that can be taken to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards to reduce risks to family and property in Alabama
Environmental Education Priority Issue Brochure - (PDF, 295KB) Provides information on environmental education and outreach activities in the region focused on raising awareness of the Gulf ecosystem
Assessment of Changing Ecosystem Services Provided by Marsh Habitat in the Galveston Bay Region - (PDF, 8.7MB) Reports on the outcomes of a study identifying the potential changes in ecosystem services values provided by wetland habitats in the Galveston Bay Region
Coastal Community Resilience Priority Issue Brochure - (PDF, 297KB) Explains resilience and the multiple focal areas related to the resilience of the Gulf region
Ecosystem Integration and Assessment Priority Issue Brochure - (PDF, 292 KB) Describes the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Ecosystems integration and Assessment Priority Issue Team’s focus areas and accomplishments
Nutrients and Nutrient Impacts Priority Issue Brochure - (PDF, 295KB) Outlines the importance of limiting nutrients entering the Gulf and the impact such nutrients have on the Gulf Region
Habitat Conservation and Restoration Priority Issue Brochure - (PDF, 296KB) Explains the importance of habitat conservation and restoration in the Gulf and provides Habitat Conservation and Restoration Priority Issue Team’s priorities and accomplishments
Water Quality Priority Issue Brochure - (PDF, 295KB) Provides information on water quality in the region focused on raising awareness of the Gulf ecosystem

2011

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico at a Glance: A Second Glance (2011) - (PDF, 3.3MB) Gives information about the Gulf of Mexico region, including communities, population, economy and ecology
Benthic Index of Biological Integrity for Estuarine and Near-Coastal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico - (PDF, 2.8MB) Coastal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico – Provides an outlook on the broad array of disturbances that estuarine and near-coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico have been exposed to, focuses on promoting ecological health for the Gulf of Mexico
Comparing Mexican & United States Legal & Institutional Frameworks - (PDF, 4.4MB) Outlines the complex suite of international, national, state, and local laws, policies, and programs dealing with the protection of natural resources while enabling economic prosperity
Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy - (PDF, 3.3MB) Provides a strategy for Gulf restoration; developed by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
Primer on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico - (PDF, 9.6MB) Compiles common questions and answers for stakeholders, decision makers, coastal managers, and the education community dealing specifically with Hypoxia

2010

2010 Gulf of Mexico Alliance Midcourse Accomplishments Report - (PDF, 1.0MB) Provides the 2010 Accomplishments of the Priority Issue Teams
Informe de logros de 2010 a y Sanidad Costera Segundo Plan de los Gobernadores para las Resiliencia y Sanidad Costera – Español - (PDF, 1.1MB) Proporciona el Informe de Cumplimiento de 2010 de los Equipos temáticos prioritarios

2009

Governors’ Action Plan II for Healthy and Resilient Coasts (March 2009 – March 2014) - (PDF, 2.7MB) Builds on the success of the Governors’ Action Plan I, and identifies regionally significant issues that could be effectively addressed through increased collaboration at the local, state, and federal levels

2008

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico at a Glance (2008) - (PDF, 3MB) Outlines the Gulf of Mexico region, paying special attention to the communities, population, economy, and ecology of the Gulf region
What is the Gulf of Mexico Alliance? (August 2008) - (PDF, 270KB) Outlines the mission of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance along with the Alliance’s five priority issues that are regionally significant and can be effectively addressed through increased collaboration at state, local, and federal levels
Midcourse Accomplishments Report (January 2008) - (PDF 693KB) Updates, as of January 2008, on the Governors’ Action Plan
What’s Next for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance? (May 2008) - (PDF, 1MB) Outlines the progression and expansion of the Governors’ Action Plan, focusing mainly on the hopes of development and expansion
¿Cuáles son los Próximos Pasos de la Alianza del Golfo de México? – Español (May 2008) - (PDF, 1.1MB) Resume la evolución y expansión del Plan de Acción de los Gobernadores, centrándose principalmente en las esperanzas de desarrollo y expansión

2007

Implementation Update #3 (March 2007) - (PDF, 2.2MB) Provides the third implementation update to the Governors’ Action Plan

2006

Community Workshop Summary Report (August 2006) - (PDF, 1MB) Highlights common priorities identified across the various workshops leading up to the formation of the Governors’ Action Plan
Federal Workgroup 1-Pager (August 2006) - (PDF, 263KB) Outlines the thirteen federal agencies committed to supporting the Gulf Alliance and their objectives