The official website of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Beginning March 16, 2011, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council will hold a series of meetings across the Gulf coast to get public input on what types of restoration should be undertaken to compensate for impacts to natural resources that were exposed to oil from the Deepwater BP oil spill. 

A one-hour open house will take place prior to each of these meetings and staff from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will be available to provide information related to task force activities.  By October 5, 2011, the task force is charged with development of a restoration strategy that proposes a Gulf Coast ecosystem restoration agenda which includes addressing the historical degradation of the Gulf region’s critical ecosystems, beyond the impacts of the oil spill. 

For more details about these meetings and information on the NRDA process, please visit the NOAA website.