Governors' Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance released the Governors' Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts [pdf - 1.47 MB] on March 28, 2006, at the State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit hosted by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Governors’ Action Plan is intended to be a dynamic starting point for effective regional collaboration, setting the stage for a long-term partnership that can address an expanded suite of issues, culminating in a healthier Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and economy. See the implementation updates to stay informed on the progress.

The Alliance identified five priority issues that are regionally significant and can be effectively addressed through increased collaboration at state, local, and federal levels:

  • Improvement in Gulf water quality, with an emphasis on healthy beaches and shellfish beds;
  • Restoration and conservation of coastal wetlands;
  • Environmental education;
  • Identification and characterization of Gulf habitats to inform management decisions; and
  • Reductions in nutrient loading.

Through an inventory of detailed implementation activities by Alliance members, the Federal Workgroup, and other partners, the Governors’ Action Plan challenges the new Alliance partnership to make tangible progress on these five priorities over the next 36 months.

In the wake of the devastating 2005 hurricane season, the Governors’ Action Plan strongly emphasizes actions within these five priorities that support Gulf Coast recovery and rebuilding efforts, and that work to mitigate environmental impacts and economic disruptions from future hurricanes and other coastal hazards.

Released March 2006:

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Governors' Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance will release the Governors’ Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts on March 28, 2006 at the State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit.
English [pdf - 1.47 MB]
Spanish [pdf - 306 KB]

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