We began this restoration planning effort in July 2016 by conducting scoping and requesting project ideas from the public. We considered these ideas as we identified potential projects and screened them for inclusion in the draft restoration plan and EIS. We made the documents available for public review and comment, and we held public meetings in Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores in January 2017. The comment period closed on January 30. The final restoration plan and EIS
reflect revisions to the draft plan resulting from public comments and continuing Trustee project development.