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​Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund Projects

Following consultation with state and federal resource agencies, NFWF has awarded funding from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to the projects listed below. To date, nearly $500 million has been awarded for projects designed to protect, restore and enhance natural and living resources across the Gulf Coast.


Alabama Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (2016 - new)

Multifaceted Fisheries and Ecosystem Monitoring in Alabama’s Marine  – Phase II (2015 - new)

Grand Bay Acquisition (2015 - new)

Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative – Phase I (2015 - new)

Mobile County Conservation Acquisition (2015 - new)

Alabama Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement (2015 - new)

Previously Awarded GEBF Projects in Alabama


Enhanced Assessment of Gulf of Mexico Fisheries - Phase III (2015 - new)

Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration - Phase I (2015 - new)

Increased Capacity for Marine Mammal Response & Analysis (2015 - new)

Eliminating Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches – Phase II (2015 - new)

Water Quality Improvements to Enhance Fisheries Habitat in the Lower Choctawhatchee River Basin – Phase I (2015 - new)

Previously Awarded GEBF Projects in Florida


Previously Awarded GEBF Projects in Louisiana


Acquisition of Priority Tracts for Coastal Habitat Connectivity - Phase I (2016 - new)

Habitat Restoration and Conservation in Turkey Creek – Phase I (2015 - new)

Oyster Restoration and Management    Phase I (2015 - new)

Design Challenge for Improvement of Water Quality from Beach Outfalls – Phase I (2015 - new)

Habitat Restoration: Federal Lands Program – Phase I (2015 - new)

Previously Awarded GEBF Projects in Mississippi


Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration and Protection in Carancahua Cove — Phase II (2015 - new) 

Galveston Bay Sustainable Oyster Reef Restoration (2015 - new) 

Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area Shoreline Protection and Marsh Restoration (2015 - new

Falcon Point Ranch Conservation Easement Acquisition (2015 - new

Matagorda Bay Rookery Island, Feasibility Study and Alternatives Analysis (2015 - new

Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor- Boswell-Jenkins Tract Acquisition (2015 - new

Bahia Grande Restoration (2015 - new

Cow Trap Lake Bird Nesting Island Improvements (2015 - new

Previously Awarded GEBF Projects in Texas

Learn more about NFWF's Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Click on the map below to learn how the Fund works in each of the Gulf states.


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