|Introduction to Restoration
The Estuary Restoration Act
The Estuary Restoration Act (ERA) was passed into law on November 7, 2000. The primary goals of the ERA are:
The ERA established an Estuary Habitat Restoration Council that was responsible for developing an Estuary Restoration Strategy with the goal of restoring 1,000,000 acres of habitat by 2010. Click here for more information on the Estuary Restoration Act.
What types of habitats are found in the Gulf of Mexico region?
There are over 100 estuaries along the United States coastline which are composed of many different habitats. The following habitats can be found in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Click the habitat type for a description.