Viqueira Rios, Roberto A.
Reduction and control of sediment-laden runoff near critical coral reef and other coastal ecosystems through the implementation of BMPs in Culebra, Puerto Rico FY-2016
NOAA; NMFS; Office of Habitat Conservation Horsley Witten Group Protectores de Cuencas
Type Period Note:
"The purpose ofthis project was to reduce the impact of unpaved roads on coralresources on Culebra, a CRCP priority area and the Caribbean Habitat Focus Area in Puerto Rico. This project furthers implementation of priority restoration objectives of the 2014 Culebra Watershed Management Plan. Specifically, this project seeks to refine and prioritize feasible unpaved road restoration sites on the island, stabilize 1 mile of road, decommission the use of approximately half a mile of secondary unpaved roads and allow it to restore to naturally occurring vegetative cover, monitor performance, and produce an unpaved road guidance manual. These projects have utilized green infrastructure practices to intercept stormwater runoff and utilize plants, soils, and natural processes to filter and reduce runoff pollution."
FY2017; CRCP Project ID: 30033; Project Title: Reducing LBSP threats from unpaved roads on Culebra Island; Principal Investigator: Lisa Vandiver