From the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC:
On Wed, December 9, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council ( RESTORE Council) approved approximately 156 million dollars for the 45 environmental projects on its "Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL)" to be funded under Bucket 2 of the RESTORE Act. This includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Framework for the Gulf, sponsored by the Dept. of Interior and which will include the participation of the four Gulf Coast LCCs: Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida.
Read more from John Tirpak, the USFWS Gulf Restoration Program Science Coordinator.