2009 Environmental Assessment

The preparers of this Environmental Assessment identified the following general issues as important areas to evaluate and consider as potential impacts regarding the proposed renourishment project and offshore borrow site: 

  • Estuarine and marine resources including unvegetated softbottom benthic habitat and water column
  • Impacts to essential fish habitat (EFH)
  • Potential impacts to nesting and foraging habitat for shorebirds, and
  • Potential impacts to federally protected, threatened or endangered species including sea turtles, piping plover, least tern, shortnose sturgeon, smalltooth sawfish, manatees, and whales.

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