Project Information

Title: Information Synthesis and Recovery Recommendations for Resources and Services Injured by EVOS 060783

Project Year and Number: 2006: 060783

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2004: 040776

Principal Investigator (PI): Lucinda Jacobs (Integral Consulting)

Managing Agency: NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Lori Anderson, Vicki Fagerness, Rob Pastorok, Damian Preziosi, Deborah Rudnick, Bob Spies, Les Williams

Research Location: Integral Consulting, Inc.

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Clams, Commercial Fishing, Common Loons, Cormorants, Cutthroat Trout, Designated Wilderness Areas, Dolly Varden, Harbor Seals, Harlequin Ducks, Intertidal Organisms, Killer Whales, Kittlitz's Murrelets, Marbled Murrelets, Mussels, Pacific Herring, Passive Use, Pigeon Guillemot, Recreation & Tourism, Rockfish, Sea Otters, Sediments, Subsistence, Subtidal Organisms

Abstract: The periodic reassessment of the resources and services injured by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) is essential to understanding effects of the original spill and lingering oil, documenting recovery of resources, and identifying new areas where additional restoration action or research may be needed. The proposed work is designed to synthesize restoration work performed to date; develop a scientifically sound process for objectively assessing the status of resources and services classified as injured, recovering, or unknown; distinguish (where possible) the contribution of other stressors to the condition of the resource; identify appropriate restoration actions for resources that are not recovering; and definitively identify resources that are unlikely to be suffering any residual injury from the 1989 spill. This proposal addresses all resources and services currently classified as Not Recovered, Recovering, or Recovery Unknown.

Proposal: View (4,385 KB)

Final Report: View (8,221 KB)

Publications from this Project: None Available