Mobile Tensaw Apalachee Watershed Management Plan Completed

Copy of Summer Newsletter 2023

Mobile, AL – The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) announces the completion of the Mobile Tensaw Apalachee Watershed Management Plan (WMP). The WMP will serve as a roadmap for restoring or conserving natural resources within the Mobile Tensaw Apalachee Watershed complex with the goal of improving native habitats and water quality.

The WMP was developed over three years with input from a wide range of stakeholders, including residents, businesses, government agencies, and environmental organizations. The plan identifies a number of priority areas for action, including improving water quality, conservation and restoration of critical habitats, preserving cultural heritage, enhancing community and environmental resilience, and providing public access.

WSP (formerly Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.) was responsible for spearheading, organizing, and managing the Mobile Tensaw Apalachee WMP, alongside the MBNEP. The WSP Team included Barry A. Vittor and Associates, Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood, Inc., Anchor QEA, LLC, the Alabama Forest Resources Center, Mullins Public Affairs Consulting, Conservation Southeast, Inc., and Auburn professors Latif Kalin and Chris Anderson.

The Mobile Tensaw Apalachee WMP is available for download on the MBNEP website.

The mission of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) is to promote the wise stewardship of the water quality and living resources of Alabama’s estuaries and coasts. MBNEP is one of 28 federally authorized estuary programs in the United States.

Visit our Mobile Tensaw Delta Watershed page for more information.