National Estuary Program (NEP)

Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Mobile Bay

Volume 1 – A Call to Action contains a brief overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program (NEP) process, as well as discussion of the priority environmental issues affecting the Mobile Bay Estuary. This volume summarizes scientific characterization studies about the health of the estuary that have been completed by the Mobile Bay NEP and its contractors. In addition, this volume of the CCMP introduces actions designed by the Mobile Bay NEP Management Conference to address those priority issues deemed to negatively impact the estuary. Finally, the document highlights future opportunities for citizen feedback on this draft, as well as opportunities to help implement the actions within it.

Volume 2 – The Path to Success is a technical reference that contains the complete preliminary Action Plans for restoring and maintaining the Mobile Bay Estuary as developed by the Mobile Bay NEP. Specifically, this document identifies each action, the recommended steps for their implementation, the needed investment, and recommendations on parties responsible for the implementation of each action.

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