The official website of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Council Programs Office


Environmental Compliance: Information regarding Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental requirements.

Best Available Science: Information regarding Council work to incorporate best available science in selecting projects and programs.


Deputy Executive Director/Programs Director: Buck Sutter
Director of Environmental Compliance: John Ettinger

Director of External Affairs & Tribal Relations: Keala J. Hughes

Ecosystem Restoration/Science Specialists:
Jean Cowan
Jessica Henkel
Heather Young

Science Policy Fellow:
Brie Bernik