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South Florida ecosystem

United States. Government Accountability Office.

South Florida ecosystem

restoration is moving forward but is facing significant delays, implementation challenges, and rising costs : report to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives

by United States. Government Accountability Office.

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Published by U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Restoration ecology -- Florida,
  • Ecosystem management -- Florida

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States Government Accountability Office.
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH105.F6 U56 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 90 p. :
    Number of Pages90
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24102353M
    LC Control Number2007406262

    The Ocala portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the Forest north to south, winding through multiple ecosystems. Hikers can experience rolling hills in the open longleaf pine forest, vast prairies, wooden boardwalks through swamps, thick scrub oak – sand pine, and oak hammocks. T he "Waterways" series continues to educate viewers about the south Florida ecosystem in a new two-part episode.   This latest episode delves into the importance of fish spawning aggregations in the Florida Keys and the new book Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment.

    Everglades Food Web. The Florida Everglades is not only the perfect place to get in touch with your wild side during your time in Fort Myers Beach or Southwest Florida, it is also an intricate landscape that plays host to the ecosystem that allows our destination to be one of a kind. 1. Review the South Florida Ecosystems Introduction, Vocabulary list, Activities Descriptions, and fi eld guides included in the backpack. 2. Using the map, locate and proceed to the pine rockland exhibit. 3. While there, use the Activity Description to complete the corresponding worksheets. 4.

    Satellite imagery reveals how water flow dictates vegetation patterns in the Everglades. Map courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Greater Everglades were famously coined as The River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas as part of her efforts to call attention to the degradation of the south Florida ecosystem in Although authorized in , Everglades National Park was not. Mike Duever (Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary) was the Director, and Mike Ross (Florida Keys) a Principal Investigator. The idea was that questions critical to natural area management are best addressed through an ecosystem approach that integrated basic and applied research.


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South Florida ecosystem by United States. Government Accountability Office. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Watersheds and Subregions of South Florida The South Florida Ecosystem encompas square kilometers (26, square miles) covering the 19 southernmost counties in Florida (Figure 1).

From a watershed management perspective, South Florida can be described by further subdividing the region into the following subregions: Kissimmee River, LakeFile Size: 1MB. I was introduced to this amazing book while taking Florida Master Naturalist classes through the extension service of the University of Florida.

This is an excellent book if you ever wanted to understand the complex divisions and explanations of the ecosystems of Florida. Well written and very approachable for all levels of study/5(11). An ecosystem is a community of plants and animals that live together.

South Florida is home to many different ecosystems including coral reefs, dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood hammocks, mangroves, pinelands and scrubs. What type of ecosystem will exist in a certain area is determined by how often fire occurs in an area, and changes in elevation (in some cases, only.

This book really sparked conversations about how ecosystems work and how every animal and plant has their place. About the Authors Suzie Caffery and Duahn Escue have over 30 years teaching experience and their passion is to share the enjoyment of natural Florida with young children.

The Coastal Marine Ecosystem of South Florida, United States Chapter | 17 In addition to areas with federal protection, reef resources are also found within a number of state parks and aquatic.

This book helped me understand more about the environment I was exploring and the severe implications involved with expanding the city of Miami westward and areas of northern SFL pushing south.

The Everglades is so diverse and this book helped clearly identify and explain areas within this beautiful and fragile ecosystem/5(11). The 31 chapters provide a wealth of previously unpublished information, plus topic syntheses, for a wide range of ecological parameters.

These include the physical driving forces that created and continue to shape the Everglades and patterns and processes of its flora and fauna.

The book summarizes recent studies of the region's vegetation, alligators, wading birds, and endangered species such Reviews: 1. for the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) program Yellow Book () CERP to include Kissimmee River Restoration, C&SF: C South Dade and C&SF: C/STA-1 East).

All projects related to the restoration of the Everglades on which CERP is. The Water Resources Development Acts of and provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) with the authority to review the Central and Southern Florida Project. The Corps was asked to develop a comprehensive plan to restore and conserve south Florida's natural ecosystem while enhancing water supplies and maintaining flood protection.

South Florida Plants and Ecosystems – Prof. Development Workshop Select References Books Ecosystems of Florida, Ronald Myers and John Jewel, editors, Univ. Press of Florida, Discover a Watershed: The Everglades, George Robinson et al., Montana: The Watercourse, Coastal Hammock and MangroveD.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center,   A new book, Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment, documents the dramatic changes in south Florida's marine ecosystem over the last few decades.

Introduction The South Florida Ecosystem Portfolio Model (EPM) prototype is a regional land-use planning Web tool that integrates ecological, economic, and social information and values of relevance to decision-makers and stakeholders.

The Corps is the lead federal agency and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is the lead state agency in this effort. In partnership with SFWMD, the Corps is currently planning, designing, and constructing multiple components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) program, which includes the CERP—the largest ecosystem restoration program in the world.

Genre/Form: Government publications: Additional Physical Format: Online version: South Florida ecosystems. [Reston, VA]: Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological. Additional Physical Format: South Florida Ecosystem Program web site fact sheet [2] p.

(OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government. OAR, in partnership with Florida Sea Grant, is describing ecosystem services of coastal marine ecosystems with consensus building conceptual models integrating ecological, social, and economic elements and using ecosystem models of Florida Bay to integrate ecosystem risk analysis into south Florida regional science and management planning.

NMFS is conducting field and laboratory studies. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, a group that brings together representatives of federal, state, and local agencies and affected 1South Florida Ecosystem Restoration: An Overall Strategic Plan and a Decision-Making Process Are Needed to Keep the Effort on Track (GAO/RCED, Apr.

22, ). Page 1 GAO/T-RCED Resilience of Coastal South Florida Ecosystem Services. Ecosystem Services Ecosystem States 1. Beaches 2. Coastal Wetlands 3. Coral and Hardbottom 4. Fish and Shellfish 5. Inshore Flats 6. Mangrove Keys 7. Marine Birds 8. Oyster Reefs 9. Protected Species Seagrass Water Column 1.

Aesthetic Environment 2. Climate Stability 3. Commercial File Size: 2MB. A new book, Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment, documents the dramatic changes in south Florida's marine ecosystem over the last few decades.

Florida National Parks Association. The Florida National Parks Association is an official private, non-profit partner of the National Park Service that supports educational, interpretive, historical, and scientific research activities in South Florida’s National Parks.

Visit our parks, donate, become a member, or purchase our products. University Press of Florida Book: Ecosystems of Florida.

Contributors: Edited by Ronald L. Myers and John J. Ewel. ISBN Numbers: Subject(s): Floridiana - Natural History.The Florida Everglades The Everglades is a unique treasure found in South Florida. The Everglades is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States. It consists of million acres of saw grass marshes, mangrove forests, and hardwood hammocks dominated by wetlands.

It is home to endangered, rare, and exotic Size: KB. "Delivers all of the hidden and not-so-hidden gems that even the most discerning traveler needs to have for a true national park experience in South Florida, combining the ever-evolving story of the unique and amazing Everglades ecosystem with the must-do's for every visitor."--John Adornato, Sun Coast Regional Director, National Parks.