The Planning

Plan Purpose

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) received funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to develop watershed management plans (WMPs) for several intertidal watersheds along the Alabama coast.

The West Fowl River Watershed was identified as one of the priority watersheds by the MBNEP Project Implementation Committee (PIC), and the MBNEP partnered with the Mobile County Soil and Water Conservation District (MCSWCD) to develop the West Fowl River WMP. The goal of the plan is to provide a roadmap for restoring and conserving the watershed and improving water and habitat quality in areas where resources could have been damaged by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. This WMP charts a conceptual course for improving and protecting the things people value most about living along the Alabama coast

Draft Plan

West Fowl River Watershed Management Plan DRAFT (PDF - 45.4MB - 1/3/2019)
*A public comment period will end on May 1, 2019. All comments should be sent to MBNEP's Watershed Protection Coordinator, Christian Miller (

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has awarded the WMP contract to a consultant, Dewberry Engineers Inc., who will work with Parker-Martin Consulting Group on the public participation activities.

Project Status
Reporting Period ending June 30, 2016